Discussion in 'Europe and Russia' started by Razor, Jan 31, 2013.
Volgograd to Regain Stalin's Name For Battle Anniversary
Good news. It's about time the man who saved the USSR from disintegration and subversion by local collaborators and foreign interventionists, and the man who led the country to victory in WW2, deserves better treatment than what the West would afford him, or for that matter, West's apologists.
The Battle of Stalingrad
[td]7 July 1942 â€“ 2 February 1943
(5 months, 1 week and 3 days)[/td]
[td]Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[/td]
[td]Decisive Soviet victory
Destruction of the German 6th Army
Axis forces began to decline in Eastern Front
Turning point of World War II in Europe[/td]
Besides, Volgograd sounds, no offence, kinda meh. Now, Stalingrad, now that sounds like a total boss name.
Anyway, it's only for a few days though. A few days of significance to the Armed Forces of the Soviet Union/Russian Federation.
You should see the movie, "Enemy at the Gates," on Vassilyi Zaitsev.
I have the movie in my HDD. I watch it at regular intervals.
Though, they could have taken the movie in Russian.
I disagree. Stalin was as evil as Mao or Hitler.
But I will say for the surviving Red Army veterans, they deserve the honor to celebrate their participation in the Battle of Stalingrad in a city of that name.
Read the book as well.
I respect your opinion. I too have a similar opinion about Churchill and Nixon.
Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion.
The important element in the story is the Red Army veterans.
There was a nice comment by Harrison Ford in the movie K-19, The Widow-maker. He was acting as the captain of the submarine. He tells his sailors, "Without me, you are nothing; without you, I am nothing!"
Stalin is as important as the Veterans. That's just me.
Join the party.
News from The Associated Press
Russian wardens throw party for Stalin's gulag
Or join the Party.
Not a great fan of gulags, neither a supporter of Stalin's purges, but if you participate in a Civil War, you always kill your own countrymen. Such a consideration, however, wouldn't motivate me to be disrespectful towards Lincoln, because afterall, I stand for the unity and territorial integrity of the USA, as much as I stand for the unity and territorial integrity of the USSR. My stance is quite neutral, if you ask me.
I was looking at the review of a book called "Bloodlands" where the author said that around 1 million people died in Stalinist Gulag, over 800,000 shot to death in purges (Great terror), and 4 million starved to death due to collectivization of 1933 (mainly Ukrainians). That is a huge death toll but far smaller than the often quoted "20 million people murdered by Stalin" that many Americans love to say.
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