Contents tagged with Stalin

  • Polish Prime Minister: USSR was an ally of Nazi Germany

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the Molotov—Ribbentrop Pact was initially a Union agreement between the USSR and Nazi Germany.

    Morawiecki also accused the Russian authorities of supporting Stalinism.

    "Russian citizens are the main victims of Stalin, one of the greatest criminals in world history, and therefore they deserve the truth. I believe that the Russians are a nation of free people, and they reject Stalinism, even if Putin's government is trying to justify it," wrote …

  • Russia bans the political satire movie 'The Death of Stalin'

    The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation withdrew the distribution certificate for the film "The Death of Stalin" by British director Armando Iannucci.

    The film had already received a distribution certificate and Volga Films was planning to screen it in Russia. When the movie was shown for the second time, the Ministry of Culture decided to stop it from being screened further.

    Earlier, lawyers of the Ministry of Culture sent a letter to the Russian Minister of Culture, Vladimir …

  • Ukrainian President calls on Russia to ‘repent’ for the Holodomor

    President Petro Poroshenko called on Russia to repent for the Holodomor, a man-made famine in Ukraine that took place from 1932-1933, during which at least 4 million Ukrainians were killed.

     “I wish that at least our children (though better if it were we) witness the incredible. I wish there would be such changes in Russia that its new elite will also recognize the Holodomor as a genocide. Or at least repent for it," said Poroshenko at a commemorative event at the Kyiv National Museum " …

  • White House compares Putin with Stalin

    While honoring victims of the Holodomor, a mass starvation in the 1930's Soviet Union, the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest subtly compared Russia's Vladimir Putin with Soviet premier Josef Stalin.

    "The Holodomor was inflicted on the people of Ukraine, a country who continues to experience massive political struggles today. The Ukrainian people face new threats to their territory and well-being, they have once again demonstrated their resolute commitment to human dignity," Earnest said. …