December 29, 2008

Josef Stalin Voted 3rd-Greatest Russian

(Moscow, Russia) I can't explain this except to say, propaganda works.

A Russian state television network says Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, who sent millions to their deaths in the Great Purge of the 1930s, has been voted the country's third-greatest historical figure.

Some of Stalin's great historical works
Rights activists have blasted Stalin's inclusion in the 90-day, nationwide project run by the Rossiya channel. They say authorities are trying to gloss over Stalin's atrocities and glorify his tyranny.
This is comparable to naming Jeffrey Daumer the 3rd-greatest pioneer in brain surgery.

Nos. 1 and 2 were medieval leader Alexander Nevsky and Pyotr Stolypin, prime minister under Czar Nicholas II.

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