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Medvedev’s condemnation of Stalin cult should be applauded

By Tomas Hirst  

Cult leader: the long process of de-Stalinization continues

We need to stop talking about political divisions in the heart of United Russia, and appreciate that Dmitry Medvedev’s speech against Stalin-era crimes is a truly brave step.

A brief visit to Red Square might leave many in the West confused; Stalin’s tomb, separated from Lenin’s only eight years after his death, remains one of the best decorated with tokens from his still enamoured supporters.

Let us not underestimate the scale to…

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