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Russians: Stalin the most outstanding person of all time (Putin is 2nd)

"Several Russian cities have unveiled monuments to Stalin in recent months." The post Russians: Stalin the most outstanding person of all time (Putin is 2nd) appeared first on Hot Air.

How Stalin Became Stalinist

Puzzling out how the idealistic Soviet revolutionary came to preside over the bloodiest regime of his time.
Russian Revolution's 'rock'n'roll star' Trotsky gets centenary TV series

Russian Revolution's 'rock'n'roll star' Trotsky gets centenary TV series

High-budget drama of once taboo leader to be shown on state TV, but Bolshevik uprising still a delicate subject in RussiaLeon Trotsky, in a floor-length black leather jacket, paces back and forth in a
Revolution, what revolution? Russians show little interest in 1917 centenary

Revolution, what revolution? Russians show little interest in 1917 centenary

Results of revolution led by Lenin are criticised as ‘ambiguous’ by Putin in what is seen as an effort to downplay revolution as political tool“Lenin lived! Lenin lives! Lenin will live on!”An excited
Young people aren’t Stalinists – they just wonder what some rules might look like | Richard Godwin

Young people aren’t Stalinists – they just wonder what some rules might look like | Richard Godwin

To claim that having any qualms about feral capitalism leads straight to the gulag is disingenuous, dangerous and just a bit dimA spectre is haunting Britain: the spectre of Stalinism. I don’t know if
WILLIAMS: Leftists remain too soft on communism

WILLIAMS: Leftists remain too soft on communism

By Walter Williams Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind’s most brutal. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during the First World World War; about 60

The Historical Truth-Telling of Arseny Roginsky

David Remnick writes about the historian and Soviet dissident Arseny Roginsky, who died on Monday.

How Arseny Roginsky Confronted the Politics of Memory in Russia

Masha Gessen recalls a conversation with the dissident Arseny Roginsky, who died on Monday, about remembering the repression of the Soviet era and his society, Memorial.
Dr. Kelli Ward Calls Jeff Flake Comparison of Trump to Stalin ‘Embarrassment to the State of Arizona’

Dr. Kelli Ward Calls Jeff Flake Comparison of Trump to Stalin ‘Embarrassment to the State of Arizona’

Candidate for U.S. Senate from Arizona Dr. Kelli Ward blasted Sen. Jeff Flake as an “embarrassment to the state of Arizona” for his comparison of U.S. President Donald Trump to “brutal dictator Joseph
Howard Kurtz Joins The GOP Pile On Against Sen. Flake

Howard Kurtz Joins The GOP Pile On Against Sen. Flake

You don’t need to be a professional NewsHound to have guessed that Fox News would attack Sen. Jeff Flake over his blistering criticism of Donald Trump’s assault on the media. It was a bit of a
Moscow police raid cinema showing The Death of Stalin

Moscow police raid cinema showing The Death of Stalin

Officers question staff at Pioner cinema, which defied ban on screenings of dark comedyArmed Russian police have raided an arthouse cinema in Moscow that defied a government ban on the screening of

Donald Trump’s Very Soviet Fixation on Applause

Masha Gessen writes about how President Trump’s fixation with applause reminds her of one element of the former Soviet Union.

Russia’s archives still open for business

Donald Filtzer says Antony Beevor was wrong to assert that most Russian archives were closed to foreign historians in 2000, while Zofia Nowinska puts Finland’s wartime alliance with Germany in
Why Finland allied itself with Nazi Germany | Letter

Why Finland allied itself with Nazi Germany | Letter

It was not to prevent Soviet conquest but to win back territories lost to the USSR, writes Geoffrey RobertsZofia Nowinska (Letters, 16 February) writes that “the consequences of being conquered by

“The Death of Stalin” Captures the Terrifying Absurdity of a Tyrant

Masha Gessen writes that Armando Iannucci’s new film, “The Death of Stalin,” which was banned in Russia, portrays Joseph Stalin’s reign and its aftermath as both terrifying and ridiculous—and draws

Armando Iannucci on “The Death of Stalin”

Armando Iannucci mines the comedy of terror under a dictatorship in his new film, about the murderous officials who have to deal with life after Stalin.

Searching for Memory of the Gulags in Putin’s Russia

Masha Gessen writes about a new book she wrote with the photographer Misha Friedman, about Russia’s fading memory of the Gulags.
Czechs discover hidden film record of Stalin’s antisemitic show trial

Czechs discover hidden film record of Stalin’s antisemitic show trial

Footage shows how Rudolf Slánský and other top communists were made victims of a brutal purgeIt was among the most notorious show trials of the 20th century, the prosecution and sentencing to death of
Stalin: After Dark

Stalin: After Dark

Let’s talk about Stalin, baaaaaaby! In this Bonus Episode, Robert is joined by Brandie Posey (comedian, writer & producer) and they discuss Josef Stalin who was a bank robber, a sex icon, the
How the Catholic Church evolved to outlast the Nazis

How the Catholic Church evolved to outlast the Nazis

The 20th century is littered with failed global experiments. The British Empire roared into the century with the wind at its back, only to fall…