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Stalin is Seriously Popular In Russia

The number of people who think so is huge, and growing quickly

Here's another thing the Western media isn't reporting.  

Stalin is seen by huge numbers of Russians as a hero, including many top intellectuals and political leaders.  Their reasoning is too complex to go into here.  We'll try to address this is a future article.  But trust us, it's a very main-stream opinion.  Off-hand guess: - maybe half of Russians believe this...

<figcaption>He's genuinely popular - our guess is that 50% of Russians think he was a great person, and good for Russia</figcaption>
He's genuinely popular - our guess is that 50% of Russians think he was a great person, and good for Russia

For now - here is a photo we came across of a billboard in Tatarstan, which is in central Russia.  It says:

  • He destroyed the "Fifth Column".  (In Russian political discourse, the "Fifth Column" is a broad term for liberals, people sympathetic to Western ideas, people who consciously or unconsciously undermine the Russian government, traitors.  It is a term heard frequently today to describe liberals and people opposed to Putin.)
  • Under his leadership we were victorious against Nazi Germany, freed Europe, and rebuilt Russia from complete ruin.
  • He protected our culture with the iron curtain.
  • Under him, study and sport were respected.
  • Under him, there was no corruption.
  • Under him, we were the most respected nation and people on the earth.
  • He made Russia into a super-power.
A billboard in Tatarstan, Central Russia
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