Thursday, December 18, 2008

Uncle Josef

Here's a chilling article about Stalin's legacy in Russia, from the Tribune.
Stalin, the brutal Soviet dictator responsible for the deaths of millions of his citizens, has been undergoing a makeover of sorts in recent years. Russian authorities have reshaped the Georgia-born dictator's image into that of a misunderstood, demonized leader who did what he had to do to mold the Soviet Union into the superpower it became.
My favorite quote:
There were, writes Filippov, "rational reasons behind the use of violence in order to ensure maximum efficiency."