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    Stalin comes third in Russian vote

    Stalin comes third in Russian vote

    The former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has come third in a nationwide TV vote for the greatest Russian ever to have lived, despite being responsible for the deaths of millions of Soviets.

    Medieval prince Alexander Nevsky came top in the poll, and in second place was reformist Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin, who was assassinated in 1911.

    More than 50 million people voted by phone, the internet or via text messages in the poll held by Rossiya, one of Russia's biggest television stations.

    Richard Galpin reports on some efforts to rehabilitate Stalin's image

    There is also an interesting video on BBC, about the subject

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7801773.stm

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    he was Georgian...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    he was Georgian...
    I know, that is funny all by it self.

    He grew up in Gori that was just in the news during the Russia/Georgia conflict. Spoke Georgian only as a kid, and "He received his education at the Theological Seminary at Tbilisi, where his mother sent him to become a priest, but he became a closet atheist."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalin#...s_and_policies

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