Russian Lawmakers Seek to Honor Stalin

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    Oh boy...


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    Russian Lawmakers Seek to Honor Stalin
    By HENRY MEYER, Associated Press Writer

    MOSCOW - Lawmakers in a western Russian city have called for authorities to rename streets after Josef Stalin and restore memorials to the Soviet dictator to honor his wartime leadership, officials said Thursday.

    The move in the city of Oryol, timed to coincide with next month's celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in World War II, reflects a growing trend glorifying Stalin's leadership during the war despite his role in the deaths of millions of people during his rule.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=535&e=8&u=/ap/20050414/ap_on_re_eu/russia_stalin
     
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    I can see that as an "additional system of repression"....maybe? :eek:
     
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    I think in either the Europe and/or Asia forums there has been quite a lot posted about the weird stands of Putin in the past few years. There has also been some serious looks by bloggers, scholars and others at what may be happening in that strange country:

    http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/publications/digest/041/mcfaul-side.html


    http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600106176,00.html


    http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/9076-15.cfm

     

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