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Lenin - Stalin Comparison

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Lenin - Stalin Comparison

"A great luck for Russia was that at the times of hardships she was

headed by such a genius and talented commander as Joseph Stalin." W. Churchill

Stalin was a man of extraordinary energy, erudition and a powerful

will. Him even I, a person taught by the Parliament, could not counter.

W. Churchill

"Stalin is the Lenin of today," said a popular propaganda slogan of the thirties and the forties. The situation has changed drastically since that time; people's opinion of Stalin has changed in light of the new facts that came out during the course of history. One of such influencing factors was the "secret" speech given by Khrushchev during the Twentieth Congress of KPSS. This speech, however, does not give a real picture of either Stalin or Lenin: Khrushchev denounces the idolization of Stalin but supports the cult of Lenin. He also does not pay attention to Stalin's deeds that do deserve to be criticized (from an non-Communist point of view), but looks sharply onto something that Stalin should be thanked for. Khrushchev puts Stalin in opposition

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