Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Is Stalin Coming Back In Russia?
Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast: Putin’s New Rival: Stalin
As the Kremlin stokes Russian fears of the West, some young people long for what they think they know about the dictator who saw them through World War II.
MOSCOW — The recent anniversary of the day Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, June 22, was the occasion for thousands of modern-day Communist Party members to take to the streets.
This time, the enemy they marched against was not the Nazis, they declared, it is NATO. But the man they wish were still leading them is Joseph Stalin.
In the middle of the demonstration, a big banner showed the Soviet leader, famous for his moustache and his brutality, knocking down president Barack Obama. “NATO is the fascism of the 21st century,” the banner declared. As the communist demonstrators passed by the Bolshoi Theater, they waved red flags and chanted: “No to the war! No to NATO!”
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WNU Editor: For as long as I can remember .... these reports and talk on the "rise of Stalin" in Russia makes the round once or twice a year. Having said that .... it is also true that the Russian Communist party is well positioned to form a majority in the next legislative elections this September .... and they will do so not because of their ideology and platform but because many Russians are just fed up with the corruption in the country, worries on the economy, and no viable moderate political leaders on the Russian political scene right now.