> Stalin sought human-ape super warrior
> EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Recently uncovered secret
> documents in Russia reveal that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin wanted to
> develop a super army by cross-breeding humans and apes.
> Documents form the 1920s show scientist Ilya Ivanov was ordered to
> research the development of such a super-warrior and fodder for the
> Soviet workforce, The Scotsman newspaper reported Tuesday.
> Stalin, the account says, told Ivanov, "I want a new invincible human
> being, insensitive to pain, resistant and indifferent about the quality
> of food they eat." Soviet social engineering sought to make a "living
> war machine," the newspaper said.
> The documents claim Ivanov's attempts to use monkey *** in humans
> failed, the Scotsman said. Ivanov was exiled to Kazakhstan in 1931 and
> died a year later.
This sounds odd, but it might be true.
Also, the timeline can be narrowed.
Stalin probably asked for this in 1928, at the start of the "heroic"
five-year industrial plan that was meant to transform Russia from a
postapocalyptic feudal wasteland into a modern nation. He couldn't have
asked for this prior to that, because he was too busy clawing his way to
power and being a living Vince Russo booking: he turned heel on one stable,
and joined another, then turned heel on them and joined the survivors of the
first stable, then turned heel on them and the other stable, formed his own
stable, then turned heel on them and allied himself with the consolidated
survivors of the first two stables.
I'm guessing once Ivanov couldn't produce results, his funding was cut off,
and since he was working in genetics - which was considered a bourgeois
science to begin with, his days were numbered. On a bright side, he got to
die in 1932, so he should count himself lucky. His family was probably
spared. If he had been wrong in 1934, his family would have been
slaughtered with him.