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Siberian city won't house Stalin monument

Siberian city won't house Stalin monument

IRKUTSK, Russia, March 4 (UPI) -- The mayor of Irkutsk, Russia, said the East Siberian city will not house a monument dedicated to the late Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

Stalin grandson disputes genocide verdict

KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The grandson of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin says he wants a probe of a Ukrainian court that found the ruler guilty of genocide.
Russian leader chastises Stalin

Russian leader chastises Stalin

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday millions of people died in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin because of terror and false accusations.
Stalin's popularity comeback in Russia

Stalin's popularity comeback in Russia

BERLIN, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A personality cult is emerging in Russia for one of history's most feared dictators, Joseph Stalin, responsible for the deaths of millions of his own people.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Stalin's grandson loses libel suit

MOSCOW, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A court in Moscow ruled Tuesday for a newspaper sued by the grandson of Soviet strongman Joseph Stalin.
Stalin inscription angers survivors

Stalin inscription angers survivors

MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The inscription above the refurbished entrance hall of Moscow's Kuskaya Metro Station is not popular with people who remember Joseph Stalin, they say.

Historian says Stalin ordered famine

KIEV, Ukraine, March 16 (UPI) -- A 1930s famine that killed millions in Ukraine was ordered by Joseph Stalin to stifle aspirations of independence from Moscow, says an expert on the genocide.

Georgians show mixed feelings about Stalin

GORI, Georgia, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The nation of Georgia has a complex relationship with its most famous son -- the late Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, residents say.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.
By United Press International

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German card game features Hitler, Stalin

BERLIN, July 16 (UPI) -- A Berlin-based publisher has raised eyebrows with a card game that includes images and information on famous dictators, including Adolf Hitler.

Analysis: China's crisis-handling problem

HONG KONG, March 7 (UPI) -- China is not prepared to handle a large-scale external crisis -- particularly in the Taiwan Strait -- it can be concluded after assessing the nation's hardware, including ammunition supplies and fuel reserves, as well as the quality of its military personnel.
ANDREI CHANG

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

Shimon Peres rebukes Iran

JERUSALEM, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday made dire comparisons of Iran’s president and the despotic regimes of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

Commentary: Not since Stalin

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The last visit by a Russian leader to Iran was by Joseph Stalin in December 1943 for a secret summit with Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The British leader wanted the next major allied invasion to target Europe’s soft underbelly in the Balkans. The Soviet dictator and the U.S. president outvoted him. Thus, the decision was reached to make the invasion of France, which took place seven months later in 1944, the next geostrategic priority. This second summit, 64 years later, could also prove momentous -- down the road.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Putin shrugs off assassination threat

WIESBADEN, Germany, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said countries should stop "scaring" Iran and resolve a nuclear dispute through negotiations rather than fear.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Red Army veteran facing genocide charge

TALLINN, Estonia, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Arnold Meri, a veteran of the Soviet Union's Red Army, is facing a genocide charge for his alleged involvement in the forced deportation of Estonians in 1949.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

Poland plans to remove communist memorials

WARSAW, Poland, May 18 (UPI) -- Poland's ruling conservative party plans to introduce a law that would remove public symbols of the 40-year communist era, Polish Radio said Friday.

Documents reveal planned invasion of Japan

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Documents found in London's National Archives reportedly show China, North Korea and the former Soviet Union may have planned an invasion of Japan.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2005 with 148 to follow.
By United Press International

Encyclopedia lists Ataturk as dictator

ANKARA, Turkey, May 31 (UPI) -- The German version of a Microsoft encyclopedia lists Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk among dictators including Adolf Hitler, a report said.

First museum honoring Stalin in 50 years

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Even though he was responsible for killing millions, many Russians view Joseph Stalin in a positive light and look forward to a new museum in his honor.
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