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Russia raises Stalin's ghost amid nostalgia for past glories
Russia raises Stalin's ghost amid nostalgia for past glories

Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well.

Russia raises Stalin's ghost amid nostalgia for past glories
Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow
Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow

Thousands of Russians gathered outside the former KGB headquarters in Moscow for an annual ritual commemorating the tens of thousands killed in Stalin-era repressions.

Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow
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Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens

Russia has refused to permit the release of a film about the mass deportations of entire ethnic groups on Stalin's orders during World War II, calling it anti-Russian and a falsification of history.

Russia bans 'historically false' film on Stalin deportations of Chechens
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Stalin police criticism sparks anti-Semitism row in Russia

A explosive comparison made by a liberal Russian politician between Stalin's agents and Hitler's secret police has provoked a storm of abusive criticism in Russia that has been tinged by anti-Semitism.

Stalin police criticism sparks anti-Semitism row in Russia
Russia divided on Stalin 60 years after his death
Russia divided on Stalin 60 years after his death

Russia has marked the 60th anniversary of Joseph Stalin's death, with the nation divided on whether he was a tyrant who slaughtered millions or a saviour who created a superpower after World War II.

Russia divided on Stalin 60 years after his death
50 years since Solzhenitsyn Gulag story shocked USSR
50 years since Solzhenitsyn Gulag story shocked USSR

The Soviet Union 50 years ago allowed publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's landmark account of life in the Stalin prison camps "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", shocking readers by revealing a hitherto hidden horror.

50 years since Solzhenitsyn Gulag story shocked USSR

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