Stalin, Cities, Models, Lessons, Clergy

Our Dark Past

Andrei Kolesnikov | Carnegie Moscow Centre | 8th May 2020

A brave short essay tracking how Russia is “rewriting the history of the Soviet Union” in support of a “creeping rehabilitation of Stalin” that also bolsters Vladimir Putin. The 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is vanishing from the public record: Most Russians now believe that the Red Ar…

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