Friday, January 21, 2005


Dictator Toppled Twice

Joseph Stalin is toppled for the second time:

First, Putin says it's time to rehabilitate him:

A NEW statue of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin is to be erected in Moscow, returning his once-ubiquitous image to the streets after an absence of four decades, a top city official said yesterday.
Then, in the face of pressure, he backs off:
Moscow has scrapped plans to erect a statue honoring Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and fellow wartime leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in a Moscow monument marking the end of World War II, an official said.
But it sure got Putin to show his true colors, didn't it?