Why, the Russian President asked, should there be no statues of Stalin
? There were statues of Oliver Cromwell in Britain, he pointed out, adding: "Cromwell is just as much of a bloody dictator as was Stalin
As it was reported on Tuesday, July 30, the most famous monument to Stalin
, which had been dismantled in the central square
The post was held by his father Stalin
for 35 years.
In this thick tome, The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin
, and the Unlikely Alliance that Won World War II, Groom draws together the histories of the three most influential and powerful men of their time: President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin
Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, The Death of Stalin
. 120 pp.
: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, by Stephen Kotkin.
was virtually anointed as his political heir by the late leader M.
Chennai: M K Stalin
was elected unopposed as president of the DMK today, heralding a new era in Tamil Nadu's opposition party that was led by his father, the late M Karunanidhi, for nearly five decades.
Top leaders of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam yesterday made it clear that they and the party were solidly behind its working president M K Stalin
, whose father and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi died last week.
was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953.
This book, aimed at a popular audience, describes Stalin
's death agony and outlines the familiar official campaign against Soviet Jews of 1948-1953.
But of course, as Armando Iannucci's "The Death of Stalin
" illustrates, many of history's monsters weren't nearly as imposing as their reputations.
Widely considered one of the 20th century's most significant figures, Stalin
established the Soviet Union as a major world power.
But writer-director Armando Iannucci, pictured, manages to do just that, as he tackles the internal political landscape of 1950s Soviet Russia in his latest epic, The Death of Stalin