Poll Finds Stalins Popularity High

The Moscow Times
Sunday 3rd March, 2013

Vladimir Putin ‘s 13-year rule, as the Kremlin has found Stalin’s image useful in its efforts to tighten control. Stalin led the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. Communists and other hard-liners credit him with leading the country to victory in World War II and making it a nuclear superpower. Others condemn the brutal purges, which killed millions of people. One of the report’s authors, Lev Gudkov, a sociologist at the Levada Center, which conducted the survey, noted that in 1989, the peak of Soviet leader

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