31 thoughts on “Stalin Monuments Appear In Russian Cities”

  1. He may be the most hated man in the history of Russia, but if there is one person, above all, responsible for the defeat of the Nazis, it is him.
    He also took a backward, primitive nation and made it a world power. The people of the Soviet Union paid a horrific price for both achievements, but a nice guy couldn’t have done it.

    • Ask the millions of russians, whose loved ones were murdered by this human-like thing’s orders.
      Ask them, was this all worth it? I don’t think so.

      You have a choice: You can live the life you’re currently living. OR you can make your country a superpower, but you must let the government to take your family to a concentration camp. What’s your choice?

    • he did lots of “good” things like THE HOLOMODOR, the “empire” of the Gulags and lots of other very good things

    • He signed a pact with the Nazis in 1939 to help build their army and divide Poland. He is the reason the Nazis became so strong and were able to kill so many. That and the Millions he killed through his paranoia.

    • Nah, ordinary people and USSR’s talented generals were the ones who won the war. Stalin helped the war effort by not interfering with the work of his generals too much. On the other hand, Hitler personally was responsible for many of the major defeats suffered by Germans because of his insistence to micromanage and override his very talented general’s opinions.

  2. Well they have Kim Jong Il statues in North Korea the only difference being they are still brainwashed from birth in thinking he is a god… Now to have monuments of Stalin built nowaday… One of the men responsible for the largest number of human deaths in history. Only roughly 60 years after his death is just really fucked up I guess…

    • Don’t get confused by the description. It’s far not a mass phenomenon on the territory of the former Soviet Union: the bust of Stalin shown on these photos was brought up by a small group of Communists and installed near the Communist party headquarters in the city of Lipetsk. The unveiling of a new monument caused controversy among the locals, and after receiving threats of vandalism against the sculpture, the Communists had to install a CCTV camera to ensure the safety of their precious bust. In 2011, they installed another bust of Stalin in Saint Petersburg, but it was pulled down after a few hours. Yet another bust was installed in the village of Kureika and shared the same fate: it was demolished by the orders of the local administration. There is, however, a small number of other busts and statues of Stalin scattered across Russia, but most of them are either in museums or in private hands, so it is extremely unlikely that you will ever find them during your stay in that country.

  3. So what, If Russians like his monuments, let it be. Like Fwd Rookey said “the statue is not at the front of your door”

    • To those not familiar with the situation, I have to say that there is virtually no campaign to rehabilitate Stalin in Russia; opinions of him vary dramatically, but there is no revival of his cult. Putin has publicly expressed his despise towards the Bolsheviks and branded them as traitors and the cause of enormous damage to his country. More than that, numerous monuments have been erected during his presidency, honouring anti-Soviet generals of the civil war (such as Alexander Kolchak and Sergei Markov), Russian emperors (such as Alexander I, Alexander II, Nicholas II) and churchmen (such as Patriarch Hermogenes), which is quite at odds with the Soviet ideology and has outraged the neo-Stalinist minority.

  4. Yeah, just fill your cities with the monument of a mass murdering shithead.
    Wonder when will the germans start putting hitler statues everywhere… it’s like the same thing.

    • Not at all. If you put Hitler´s statue at a public place in Germany, you get busted. If you put Stalin´s statue at a public place in Russia, you get applause and, if you do so west of Putler´s Paradise, maybe one day, you get The Order of Vladimir the Great.

      • Sure, sonny, I bet you must have made a huge intellectual work during these days to come up with a mind-blowing, Nobel-prize-winning comment like this. You know, I’d even pay 100 Euros just to hear you telling me how your tiny immature brain imagines Russia, Putin and the rest of the world.

        Now let me proceed to the educational part, kid, for there is much to say: there is no state ideology in Russia today (but there is a trend towards national conservatism), Putin has never indicated any desire to build a sort of “paradise” anywhere in the world and has been openly critical of the Bolshevik leadership since the early 1990s – in his public speeches, he blamed the ideology of Communism for “causing great damage” to Russia, “destroying market economy”, keeping the population “behind the barbed wire”, “playing a negative role” in the history of Russia, recently blamed the Bolsheviks for a “national betrayal”, etc. There is no campaign to rehabilitate Stalin, Putin gave orders to establish a memorial honouring the victims of Stalin’s repressions, was personally criticised by Stalin’s grandson, and all statues of Stalin in Russia are extremely small in numbers and are erected only by a minority of neo-Stalinists. Yeah, sonny, the reality is quite boring, I agree.

  5. Yeah. They tried to present the plaster-of-Paris Stalins to various embassies etc. It seems German embassy in Moscow refused to accept the bust of Stalin, but accepted a copy of the red flag from Reichstag, trading it in with the copy of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
    Who said Germans do not have a sense of humor 😀 ?

    • That’s a true masterpiece, kid, and it seems like a good time for me to get a candy out of my pocket. The funniest thing in this story is that “they” were actually nothing but a small bunch of activists from the Communist party who came at their own will, driven by desire to praise their hero for his role in the Soviet victory in WWII. It was not an official visit in any sense, sissy. Furthermore, the scary Russian guy named Putin proved to be so cunning that during his presidency numerous monuments to anti-Soviet generals of the White Army and Russian monarchs have been erected in Russian cities – something so Stalinist that even the Communist party members were shaken to the core. Who said that the former KGB agents do not have a sense of humour? 🙂

  6. when stalin died, i thought that generation removed all referances to him? they best of all knew and had lived the horror. this generation now must be stupid and maybe wants to go back to that?

  7. A nation drunken with slavery.

    Baron de Coustaine
    “Letter from Russia” 1831

    Unfortunately actual up today. And seems that long in the future too…:-(

  8. Wow I spoke about it at work today and people were not even believing me until I they saw the webpage on my computer… I guess even in France it is a crazy thing for people to imagine Russians going back to admire Stalin after all the horror and madness he is responsible for… I really was surprised that a lot of my colleagues were agreeing that he was way worst than Hitler…

  9. I’m russian and I don’t give a heck about these statues. I only pity the money that were spent in such a useless way.

  10. Whose bright idea was this? First, new Stalin statues in Russia, then Hitler statues in Germany, then 0bama statues in USA, then I go live on the moon.

  11. It is very sad. Stalin was as terrible as Hitler and killed millions of his own people. Did the Russians forget about the Gulag?

  12. The real difference between Hitler and Stalin is which side they were on in WWII. Stalin, in large part, gets a pass due to his being the victor, and having been allied with Britain and the US.

    Those who want to glamorize Stalin in Russia are much like so called neo Nazis in Germany, and those who hold Mao Zedong in high regard in China, or in the US, the period of the Confederacy. Many simply do it for shock value although in China and Russia, they may have had power under the old system.

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