Pavlik Morozov


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Pavel Trofimovch Morozov
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BirthplaceVillage Gerasimovka, Turinski uesd, Tobolsk province, RSFSR
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Morozov, Pavlik

 

(Pavel Trofimovich Morozov). Born Nov. 14, 1918, in the village of Gerasimovka, present-day Tavda Raion, Sverdlovsk Oblast; died there Sept. 3, 1932. Young Pioneer, participant in the struggle against the kulaks during the collectivization of agriculture in the USSR.

Morozov was the son of a poor peasant. He organized and was the chairman of the first Young Pioneers’ detachment in Gerasimovka. The Young Pioneers helped the Communists in the agitation for the creation of a kolkhoz and unmasked the hostile actions of the kulaks. He was brutally murdered by the kulaks. The Gerasimovka and other kolkhozes, schools, and Young Pioneer brigades (druzhiny) have been named after Morozov, and his name was the first to be entered in the Book of Honor of the Lenin All-Union Young Pioneer Organization (Nov. 3, 1955). Monuments in honor of Morozov have been erected in Moscow (1948), Gerasimovka (1954), and Sverdlovsk (1957).

REFERENCES

Solomein, P. D. Pavka-kommunist. Sverdlovsk, 1968.
Smirnov, E. “Pavlik Morozov.” In the collection Deti-geroi. Moscow, 1961.
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During the collectivization of agriculture, Pavlik Morozov, a young Communist Pioneer, denounced his father for hoarding grain.
It even picked the public's heroes: cosmonauts such as Yuri Gagarin, child hero-martyrs like Pavlik Morozov, who allegedly denounced his traitorous father and was murdered by his family in 1932, and Alexei Stakhanov, who supposedly fulfilled 14 times his production targets -- depending on the version of the story.
It even picked the public's heroes: not just people like cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in outer space, but wholly invented characters and achievements, like Pavlik Morozov, the child/martyr who allegedly denounced his traitorous father and was murdered by his family in 1932, and Alexei Stakhanov, who supposedly fulfilled fourteen times his production targets.
It even picked the public's heroes: cosmonauts such as Yuri Gagarin, child hero/martyrs like Pavlik Morozov, who allegedly denounced his traitorous father and was murdered by his family in 1932, and Alexei Stakhanov, who double- or even triple-fulfilled his production targets (depending on the version of the story).
He was lambasted at the All-Union Creative Conference of Workers in Soviet Cinema in 1935, but offered an opportunity for redemption in another commission, Bezhin Meadow (1937), which was based on the life of the boy-martyr Pavlik Morozov.
I recalled the little mosquito-haunted park with its statue of Pavlik Morozov, the Communist martyr.
Her extensive engagement with Iurii Druzhnikov, author of the major earlier work on Pavlik Morozov, best known in English as Informer 001, is respectful, acknowledging his research contribution, while at the same time situating his conclusions as an inversion of the older, official myth: if, in the Soviet version, Pavlik and his brother were murdered as a result of a kulak conspiracy, then in Druzhnikov's account Pavlik was murdered by the OGPU opportunists, generating a kind of counter-conspiracy and counter-mythmaking.
One such saint was the thirteen-year-old Communist, Pavlik Morozov, who was murdered after he reported his own father to the police for trying to evade the collectivisation of agriculture.
Stalin encouraged a Pavlik cult, and statues of Pavlik Morozov sprang up in the remotest places.
This would make perfect sense--in Stalin's Soviet Union, that is, which made a state hero out of young Pavlik Morozov for informing on his father.