Original Chinese Language Article By: www.chinanews.com
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)
March the 5th, 2009, saw the 56th anniversary of the death of Comrade Stalin – the former leader of the Soviet Union. On that day, the Members of the Communist Party of Russia held a commemoration at Stalin’s grave. Chairman of the Russian Communist Party – Gennady Zyuganov – expressed the need for a ‘new Stalin’ to emerge.
The Russian ‘interfax News Agency’ reported that around 600 Russian Communists came to pay their respects at Comrade Stalin’s grave by laying flowers. The Chairman of the Russian Communist Party – Gennady Zyuganov – laid a wreath at the tomb of Stalin and said: ‘Even the weather seems to support this commemoration.’ Turning to reporters he added: ‘The thinking of and Lenin and Stalin was absolutely correct, but since 1991 total chaos has reigned throughout Russia. This lack of correct economic direction has caused immense pain and suffering amongst the people.’ He continued: ‘Today, we in Russia remember the life and achievements of Comrade Stalin – just as people do in China. The entire world needs a new Stalin to implement the teachings of Marxist-Leninism.’
The Russian News Network reported that Russia’s human rights organisation stated that the comments of Gennady Zyuganov at Stalin’s grave were exaggerated and need not be taken seriously. However, the reputation of Comrade Stalin is still held in high esteemed by many older Russians, and it is clear that Stalin is now also popular amongst the nation’s youth. In recent years Stalin’s popularity has increased markedly throughout Russia.
©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2016.
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