Wednesday, 13 January, 2016, 15:12 Politics
Support for Stalin in Russia hits 10-year record, poll says

According to the Russia-based Levada Tsentr think tank, Stalin is becoming increasingly more popular among Russians. 34% of them, against 28% in 2007, believe that, no matter what Stalin’s crimes were, his major achievement was a victorious war against Germany, Radio Svoboda cites the poll.

Only 21% of the respondents, the lowest appraisal so far, believe that Stalin was a cruel and merciless ruler who destroyed millions of people.

The number of Russians justifying Stalin’s ruthlessness remains at 15%, as before.

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