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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer View Post
    Since Big likes to change every single thread into a dissertation on Russia and all the crap that goes with that, maybe this thread can be used as a repository for useless information regarding Russia and surrounding areas and all those political beliefs that were brainwashed into the heads of people like Big and the caspian wonder child.
    GREAT POST!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer View Post
    Since Big likes to change every single thread into a dissertation on Russia and all the crap that goes with that, maybe this thread can be used as a repository for useless information regarding Russia and surrounding areas and all those political beliefs that were brainwashed into the heads of people like Big and the caspian wonder child.
    Just wanted to add that Big does not speak for all Russians. Just a heads up.

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    jpv,

    Isn't it true that there is a so called Stalinist revival in Russia where Stalin's positive achievements are being brought to light. This is even more emphasized now that those people that suffered the most from Stalin's policies, Ukrainians, are pretty much Russia's enemies now.

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    I wouldn't call it a "Stalinist Revival" as much as "Old People Re-living the Care-free and Halcyon Days of Not Having to Work for a Living"."

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    Supposedly there is even a political movement:

    During the parliamentary elections in December 1999 a new Stalinist Bloc for the USSR was set up to contest for seats in the Duma. The dictator's face appeared on posters and banners all over the capital - weakly echoing those that bedecked the city in his heyday - and the party came within a whisker of the five per cent threshold needed to hold seats in the lower house.

    Human rights groups are alarmed by a revival in Stalin's popularity - expected to reach a peak next week - blaming it on the lack of civil rights, corrupt officials and the government's indifference to ordinary people.

    Stalin - Johnson's Russia List 2-21-03

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    They are also flying the swastika over there and have started a National socialist movement of their own . there is no ay in hell they are celebrating Stalin anything .

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    Swastika is a symbol that meant good luck I believe in Ancient Greece.

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    I believe the swastika is Hindu, or from that region. Guess I could look it up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpv View Post
    I wouldn't call it a "Stalinist Revival" as much as "Old People Re-living the Care-free and Halcyon Days of Not Having to Work for a Living"."
    Not to mention those that believed EVERYTHING printed in Pravda.

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