Saturday, December 27, 2008

Missed the memo

Everything old is new again:

The former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin may have killed millions of his own people but this weekend he could be chosen by Russians as their greatest-ever countryman.
Among the revisionisms discussed:

"Stalin made Russia a superpower and was one of the founders of the coalition against Hitler in World War II," says Sergei Malinkovich, leader of the St Petersburg Communist Party.
Founded the coalition via an alliance? Tricky guy that Stalin...

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