The head of the Russian NGO that specializes in the investigation of Stalinist purges has voiced concern over the growing popularity of the late Soviet dictator, as demonstrated by public opinion polls.
Whatever happened in the past, either during WWII or under the Stalin regime, cannot be used to justify present day politics, Lode Vanoost, former deputy speaker of the Belgian parliament, told RT, commenting on the Waffen SS veterans’ parade in Riga.
The NGO Memorial, which specializes in documenting the history of the Stalinist purges, has sharply criticized a proposal to erect a monument to Josef Stalin in Moscow and to rename the city of Volgograd as Stalingrad.
Western mainstream media has a hard time with history, with both its meaning and application. At the same time the main stream has a fascination with the historical figures of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
A letter to the White House, a laundry list of recommendations for the president and a 29-page report about the administration’s assault on free press are all compiled in the latest offering from the Center to Protect Journalists.
Over half of Russians believe Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was the best head of state in the past century, followed by Bolshevik Revolution mastermind Vladimir Lenin and dictator Joseph Stalin, a poll by Levada Center has revealed.
Russian war veterans in the republic of Sakha-Yakutiya believe that Joseph Stalin’s achievements as military commander of the Soviet Union deserve to immortalized in a bust statue, regardless of the controversy that surrounds the late leader.
The Russian city of Volgograd, the site of one of the most crucial battles in WWII, can get its former name Stalingrad back after a referendum, according to Valentina Matvienko, the Upper House Speaker.
Public buses bearing portraits of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will appear on the streets of several Russian cities on February 2 – the 70th anniversary of the Red Army’s victory in the Battle of Stalingrad.
A monument to the Georgian-born Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was restored in the Georgian village of Alvani on Friday in a bid to discredit the authority of President Mikhail Saakashvili, who had it removed from its original place.