The Return of Stalin


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.

Since Vladimir Putin became president in 2000, a number of Soviet symbols – including the national anthem and an army flag – have been restored to use, reflecting widespread nostalgia for the communist era.

Is it me or is Putin slowly but surely bringing back the hammer and sickle? Call me paranoid, but all signs point toward the return of old Russia. The question is, what are we doing about it?

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