17 hours ago · The “evil empire” of the Soviet Union had broken up by the end of 1991 with the fall of communist rule over the lands that Joseph Stalin had wrested from the devastation of World War II. In the...
15 hours ago · Despite Mao's position as the leader of one of the world's most important socialist states, Stalin seemed to view him as a junior partner rather than an equal. He was often dismissive of Mao's ideas and proposals, and seemed more interested in asserting Soviet dominance than in engaging in productive discussions with his Chinese counterpart.
1 day ago · Defector Ion Mihai Pacepa claimed Joseph Stalin coined the term, giving it a French-sounding name to claim it had a Western origin. Russian use began with a "special disinformation office" in 1923. Disinformation was defined in Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1952) as "false information with the intention to deceive public opinion".
Mar 21, 2023 · Sell Us the Rope is a novel about an historical event — the 5th Congress of the Russian Communist Party in May 1907 in London. Nearly all the characters in the story are based on real people, starting with the protagonist, Joseph Stalin.
Mar 20, 2023 · Joseph Stalin’s show trials were common during his political repressions, such as the Moscow Trials of the Great Purge period (1937–38). The Soviet authorities staged the actual trials meticulously. The trials were held against Stalin’s political enemies, such as the Trotskyists and those involved with the Right Opposition of the Communist Party.