Joseph Stalin

TOPSHOT - Russian Communist party supporters hold portraits of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as they take part in a ceremony to mark the 136th anniversary of his birth at Red Square in Moscow on December 21, 2015.

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Russian Communist party supporters hold portraits of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as they take part in a ceremony to mark the 136th anniversary of his birth at Red Square in Moscow on Monday

A man holds a portrait of Josef Stalin before laying flowers at the grave of the late Soviet leader during a ceremony to mark the 61th anniversary of Stalin's death in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia.,

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A man holds a portrait of Josef Stalin before laying flowers at the grave of the late Soviet leader during a ceremony in Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 61th anniversary of Stalin’s death