This photo was taken at the foot of the statue to Vladimir Lenin. The man here is holding a portrait of Joseph Stalin. So you really loved Stalin, I asked him? He had just finished marching in a Communist Party parade and I was mixing with the group. Yes, we loved him. He was our teacher.
Today is the 55th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin. Several interesting articles are posted, including a BBC story written five years ago, suggesting that his death was not due to natural causes.
Although millions of Russians suffered at Stalin's hand, to some he remains a hero. This poster says, For each of us, Stalin labors in the Kremlin.