Blood Pact: Revisited

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    Continued from Blood Pact.

    Have you ever felt as though you were being... watched? Somebody watching your every move, knowing every single detail of your life...

    Such is the case with Irina Mikhailovna Nevskaya, Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Chairwoman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. Despite her youth, her age being barely 33 years old, she had risen to the second most powerful position in the Soviet Union: she was second only to General Secretary Zyuganov, and it was a wonder she was ranking so high at such an early age.

    Powerful or not, however, Irina was still a Soviet citizen. She knew that the KGB, the GRU and the MVD were watching her every move, knowing every detail of her life... Thus far she had been able to make it, even press for some extraordinarily liberal reforms by Soviet standards, but as of recently, it felt as though she was in the centre of something large, something dark.

    She did not expect the Central Committee's session to go so... radical the previous night. Zyuganov had come up shockingly quickly with a very detailed reform plan, and the Committee approved it almost unanimously in zero time, as though they had known for a while now. It felt as though she was being left out... and also followed, as though her every move was being tracked.

    This wasn't the usual shadow of the KGB she was feeling however. She had grown used to the presence of the KGB, she had memorised its directorates, and even some of the agents that were near her at all times. She was the Soviet premier after all. She also did know certain GRU agents within the USSR, who she could see in high-risk situations.

    Truth be told, she could see them all as of recently. And they knew she knew. But she could also feel shadowy presences, people she couldn't see the faces of, people she had never seen before tracking her as of recently...

    Nadia, her secretary and, quite covertly, lover, always told her she was being paranoid and that all that could probably be happening was increased KGB and perhaps MVD supervision. Irina wasn't so sure, however.

    The increased "supervision", if it really did exist at all... The recent change of policies by Zyuganov and the Central Committee... Even the recent ban on Regenschirm and Aleksandrova's $100 billion bailout proposal for the Germans. Come to think of it, Aleksandrova also was a Central Committee member...

    It felt dark and eerie as Irina entered her office in the Kremlin, in the morning of 25 April 2009. Nadia, having been there since earlier, greeted her just as usual and informed her that her newspapers (typically Pravda, Izvestia, Komsomolskaya Pravda and other Soviet newspapers, as well as news reports from abroad) were already waiting on her desk.

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