All Posts Tagged With: "Joseph Stalin"

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Per Stalin’s Wishes

In this column for, independent political commentator Sergei Shelin warns against trends in military spending and economic policy that are heavily reminiscent of Soviet times.

Sep 8, 2012 | Continued
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Kasparov: The Humanization of Stalinist Justice

In his latest op-ed, opposition leader Garry Kasparov provides an insightful look at how Putin has adapted Stalin’s justice system into the monotonous conviction-spewing behemoth that it is today.

Jul 27, 2012 | Continued
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Yulia Latynina on Russia’s Squandered Billions

Award-winning Russian journalist Yulia Latynina discusses what happens when a country spends it’s money on presidential palaces instead of infrastructure and roads. An exclusive from

Mar 26, 2010 | Continued
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Russia Reviving Stalin, Downplaying Past -Scholar

A renowned Russia scholar has accused the Kremlin of trying to reshape Stalin’s image, and pressing his publisher not to release a book about daily life under the Soviet dictator.

Mar 5, 2009 | Continued
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Downplaying Stalin, Russia Avoids its Soviet Past

Russian historians have worriedly noted the growing secrecy of the Russian secret services about the brutal repression of the Soviet Union.

Nov 27, 2008 | Continued
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Putin’s History Books

The Washington Post has a depressing account of how the Putin administration is bringing his cult of personality and campaign of misinformation to Russia’s children. The old joke about the USSR, that it was a “country with an uncertain past” can now be revived. We believe in a strong Russia, but not an isolated, xenophobic, […]

Jul 20, 2007 | Continued