A Whiff of Stalinism

From Reuters – more on this topic here.

“The younger generation is fed with myths about Stalin. It knows nothing about the millions who died in Gulag camps but well knows he was a strong leader who defeated (Nazi) Germany,” human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov told Reuters.

He said a whiff of Stalinism was felt in Russia’s harsh tone with the West which has criticized Moscow of backtracking on democratic reforms and keeping a tight lid on dissent.

“Again, foreign enemies are to blame for all internal problems, so you need to rule with an iron fist — it’s a purely Stalinist method.”