The rehabilitation of Stalin: Putin rewrites history

A Daily Mail piece examines the creeping “rehabilitation” of Stalin in Russia, which is occurring under Putin’s watch. A recent poll revealed that 45 percent of Russians believe the sacrifices people made under Stalin’s rule were justified by the country’s great goals. Only 27 percent of Russians held that belief in 2008, and those who view Stalin negatively decreased from 43 percent in 2001 to 20 percent now. Stalin banners are popping up in Moscow, and Putin recently said during his annual call-in show that the Stalin regime should never be compared to Nazi Germany because it never tried to exterminate entire ethnic groups.


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