March 7, 2013
Russia's Cult of Stalin Is Thriving
Uwe Klussmann, Der Spiegel
It is not like someone in Russia would dispute that Josef Stalin stands for a gruesome reign of violence. He was a controversial figure from the beginning among the leadership of his own party, the Bolsheviks, forerunners to the Communist Party. Even former Russian Communist leaders concede that the number of his victims is inconceivably high. And yet the late Soviet dictator is the source of intense disagreements in modern day Russia.
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