EJ: Russia: New Law on Stalin

"More than 70 years after the beginning of World War Two, Josef Stalin is still known in Russia first and foremost as the man who defeated Nazi Germany. That Stalin and Hitler formed a pact to split eastern Europe between them doesn't fit the official image. President Medvedev has founded a control commission to interpret history in accordance with the Kremlin's views. A new law threatens prison for anyone who denigrates the former dictator. Stalin's bunker in Moscow is a regular destination for school trips and tourists on Red Square still love to have themselves photographed beside a Stalin double."

URL: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5140344,00.html


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