Thursday, December 03, 2009

Russia's Putin calls for balanced assessment of Stalin

Today at 15:08 | Reuters MOSCOW, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for a balanced assessment of Soviet leader Josef Stalin on Dec. 3, saying his legacy was not all positive or all negative.

Asked for his views on Stalin amid an ongoing debate in Russia over his legacy, Putin praised Stalin for industrialising the Soviet Union and winning World War Two but condemned his repression which destroyed the lives of millions.

Source; Kyiv Post

I can give a balanced assessment of Stalin Russia's that Putin is calling for but we don't want to get NASTY!!! :-)))

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