Russian linguist Dmitry Likhachov said, that after the revolution old russian orthography and culture as a whole had been «trampled upon and distorted by the enemy of the church of Christ and the Russian people».
Linguist gets an answer from the famous Soviet writer Yulian Semyonov through the mouth of one of his characters. In his surrealist novel he revives Felix Dzerzhinsky to let him speak:
«I know, some professors of linguistics are now talking about us as about evil demons who destroyed the traditional way of Russia… The way of slavery? Lawlessness? Poverty? Well, recover it all now!» (Yulian Semyonov. Process-38. Unwritten Novels)
The words of Semyonov and his character turned out to be prophetic.