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Russia marks 60th anniversary of Stalin’s death

by Mojambo ( 4 Comments › )
Filed under Cold War, Communism, Headlines, History, Russia, World War II at March 5th, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Today another Stalinist died – Hugo Chavez

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians are marking the 60th anniversary of the death of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin with devotees laying flowers at his tomb in Moscow while critics blame the former Soviet leader for millions of deaths in purges and prison camps.

Stalin led the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. Communists credit him with leading the country to victory in World War II while others condemn the brutal purges that killed millions.

Liberal Moskovskie Novosti’s Tuesday cover featured “Stalin. Farewell” with the dictator’s face scribbled over with childish graffiti. Staunch Communist daily Sovetskaya Rossiya ran a cover story on Stalin headlined “His time will come.”

An opinion survey commissioned by the Carnegie Endowment has revealed Stalin has remained widely admired in Russia and other ex-Soviet nations despite his repressions.



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4 Responses to “Russia marks 60th anniversary of Stalin’s death”
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  1. 1 | March 5, 2013 9:48 pm

    They left Stalin on open display for eight years so everyone could see that he was in fact dead.

  2. 2 | March 5, 2013 11:16 pm

    It’s too bad a couple of other far left thugs didn’t join Joe & Hugo in death today.

  3. 3 | March 5, 2013 11:17 pm

    @ mfhorn:

    Or more than just a couple. A few. Dozen. Hundred.

  4. 4 | March 6, 2013 6:31 pm

    The Other Les wrote:

    They left Stalin on open display for eight years so everyone could see that he was in fact dead.

    They should have done that with OBL to put the rumors to rest. In fact, they should have stuffed him and mounted him in the Smithsonian and put him in the front lobby.

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