Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ah, nostalgia

When Americans get nostalgic for the 1940s and 50s, they go to classic car shows or some kind of kitschy diner. I shudder to think what happens when Russians get the same feeling:
Russian communists have put up giant billboards of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in a southern city, promoting his tough methods as the best remedy for the world economic crisis.

Stalin killed millions of people during his 30 year rule until his death in 1953, but many in recession-hit Russia have grown nostalgic for his strong leadership, and he was voted the third most popular historical figure in a nationwide poll.
Yeah, this will probably end well.

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