Thursday, April 06, 2017

Stalin’s popularity in Russia triples since 1990 – poll

People who like Joseph Stalin the most of all the actors in the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution now account for 24 percent of Russians, or three times more than the share of 8 percent registered in 1990.

According to the poll conducted by the independent Levada research agency in March this year, 24 percent of Russians described Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as a revolutionary with whom they sympathize.

At the same time the proportion of people who named their favorite character as Vladimir Lenin fell from 67 percent in 1990 to 26 percent this year. Other figures mentioned in this year’s poll were Tsar Nicolas II of Russia and the first head of the Bolshevik security service, Felix Dzerzhinsky – 16 percent each named them as their favorite participants in the 1917 turmoil .... https://www.rt.com