Stalin died on this day in 1953

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  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  2. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    And 77 years since the first Spitfire flight.
  3. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    And I know which one I'd be celebrating. Hell would be too good for Stalin.
  4. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    And good riddance too. The man was a menace.

  5. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Thanks for reminding me of that, it cheers me up immensely.
  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I read a story once that someone put a puppy in the pocket of his robe as a surprise and he keeled over when he felt something squirming around in there.

    Anyone know if there is any truth to that one?

    I imagine whoever did it would probably keep pretty quiet about it. :)
  7. sparky34

    sparky34 Senior Member

    remember it well as i shivered in NORTHERN GERMANY ,,,,
    the cold war it certainly was ...
  8. Rotherfield

    Rotherfield Senior Member

    I will not grieve for this murdering tyrant, good ridance
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I seem to recollect that there was a school of thought that Stalin was poisoned.

    Was it proved either way?

  10. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I have read several recent biographies of the man (Conquest, Sebag-Montefiore, Amis, Bullock) and none of them supported the idea that he was poisoned. He was nearly 80, sedentary, a heavy smoker and drinker, and his health had been in decline for some time. To make things worse, he had recently put his own doctors in jail.
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  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Thanks for the inormation.

    Your last sentence;

    "To make things worse, he had recently put his own doctors in jail." sounds

    just about par for the course.

  12. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Agree with you, Minden, good riddance!

    I rate him right up there with Herr Schnicklgruber, The Great Helmsman and Pol Pot, just to name a few.
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    One should only speak good of the dead. Stalin is dead. Good.
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  14. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Next to Stalin,Hitler was a choirboy. :mad:
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  15. spidge


    Pity it was not 1946 straight after the war.
  16. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day blutto.yesterday,11:48am.a great statement.i agree with you.and other like minded people;thank god for the spitfire.and the young men who flew them.may they rest in peace,all the best bernard85
  17. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

  18. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Who Cares. Good riddance.

  19. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    One should only speak good of the dead. Stalin is dead. Good.

    One should only speak good of the dead. [Your favourite dictator] is dead. Good.
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Floral production up by 500%...
    The thoroughness and intensity of propaganda photographs of such events is always interesting.

    Joseph Stalin's funeral: how it happened | Russia & India Report

    Josef Stalin’s Funeral | Image galleries | RIA Novosti


    Most peculiar coffin, with that glass 'Face-bubble':

    1961 - Ultimate 'De-Stalinisation':
    Secretly Removing Stalin's Body
    My heart is always full of Lenin. Comrades, I could survive the most difficult moments only because I carried Lenin in my heart, and always consulted him on what to do. Yesterday I consulted him. He was standing there before me as if he were alive, and he said: "It is unpleasant to be next to Stalin, who did so much harm to the party."

    The further retention in the mausoleum of the sarcophagus with the bier of J. V. Stalin shall be recognized as inappropriate since the serious violations by Stalin of Lenin's precepts, abuse of power, mass repressions against honorable Soviet people, and other activities in the period of the personality cult make it impossible to leave the bier with his body in the mausoleum of V. I. Lenin.

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