Thursday, November 17, 2005

Stalin's paranoia

If I were a Russian, perhaps I would take my summer vacation in the Valdai Hills (near Novgorod). While researching Valdai's famous bells, I came across a small but telling sample of Stalin's paranoia (scroll down). In 1940, Stalin was angry that he had gone to a retreat in Valdai that was on a Peninsula- near the Finnish front.


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