Exhibit tackles Stalin, Russia's demons

  • 2003-02-27
  • Olga Nedbayeva
MOSCOWBloody dictator or Soviet hero? The question still rages among Russians nearly 50 years after the death of Josef Stalin and is at the center of a new exhibit that opened last week in Moscow."We can no longer have an objective vision of Stalin's role," said museum director Tamara Shumnaya on opening the exhibit at Moscow's Museum of Contem-porary Russian History."Several among us lived through his era - some suffered Stalinist repressions, while others are still nostalgic for the strong man," she said.Russia is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of Stalin's death on March 5, with many...
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