Josef Stalin

Stalin refrigerator magnets for sale outside the Stalin Museum in Gori, Georgia

As Putin’s war in Ukraine continues, historians say it’s crucial to reflect on Stalin’s reign in the Soviet era

For some Georgians, Stalin represents a rags-to-riches tale — they see him as the country’s most-famous native son who put Georgia on the map. Others are pushing for a more comprehensive view of the man responsible for millions of deaths.

As Putin’s war in Ukraine continues, historians say it’s crucial to reflect on Stalin’s reign in the Soviet era
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The End of the USSR

The End of the USSR

Only Stalin Daughter Dies

Only Stalin Daughter Dies

Stalinism Survivor Runs Gulag Museum In Moscow

Stalinism Survivor Runs Gulag Museum In Moscow

Russian conspiracy theories and Roswell UFO

Russian conspiracy theories and Roswell UFO

A New Angle On The Roswell Incident And Why Russians Like Conspiracy Theories

Could the Roswell UFO really have been a Soviet spy plane?

A New Angle On The Roswell Incident And Why Russians Like Conspiracy Theories
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Eastern Europe's Bloodlands'

The opening of Soviet and East European archives has provided historians a tidal wave of new information about the crimes of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Brigid McCarthy reports on one historian's work.

Eastern Europe's Bloodlands'

A tale of two Russian anthems

Sergei Mikhalkov wrote the lyrics to the Soviet national anthem during World War II, but rewrote it decades later to better reflect the times.

A tale of two Russian anthems
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Stalin's grandson sues newspaper

Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on a lawsuit brought by Josef Stalin's grandson against a newspaper. The libel suit focuses on an article that described Stalin's actions leading to the deaths of millions of Soviet citizens.

Stalin's grandson sues newspaper
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Cold War beginnings: the Berlin Blockade in audio

Using historical tape, The Takeaway remembers the Berlin Blockade and the massive airlift that ended it.

Cold War beginnings: the Berlin Blockade in audio

The Living on Earth Almanac

The Living on Earth Almanac