Spanish Director Making Film about Trotsky's Assassination in Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
British actor Henry Goodman will play Trotsky in the film, which begins in 1937 with the recruitment of Mercader by the Soviet secret police to participate in an operation to assassinate Trotsky, a mission personally ordered by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
Pro-Putin bikers defy bans, ride to Berlin for WWII anniversary
The Times of Israel
The Night Wolves' long-haired, heavily tattooed leader Alexander Zaldostanov led a column of bikers waving red flags with portraits of Stalin and the wartime slogan “For the Motherland! For Stalin!” out of the gang's clubhouse in northwestern Moscow.
It wasn't just the Armenians: The other 20th century massacres we ignore
Washington Post (blog)
Most agree now that the famine was man-made, designed by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to either eradicate private landowners or perhaps the targeting of Ukrainians as an ethnic group. In 2006, Ukraine's parliament officially recognized the "Holodomor ...
Stalin-lovers Jessie Street, the Webbs unworthy heroes for Shorten ALP
It includes three supporters of totalitarian dictator Joseph Stalin, who persecuted social democrats in the Soviet Union from the early 1920s until the early 50s — namely the Webbs and Street. This week I got down from the shelves my 1937 edition of ...