Russia rewriting Josef Stalin's legacy

Russia rewriting Josef Stalin's legacy

There are 270 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 16, 2008, titled Russia rewriting Josef Stalin's legacy. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - At first, the purpose behind the midday raid at a human-rights group's office here was murky.

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Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Tampere, Finland

#279 Mar 8, 2009
tarmo wrote:
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Perhaps you should investigate the many coup and assassination attempts at Hitler by top German officers. Hitler kept those 90% that Stalin got rid of. Hitler almost paid with his life.
But those 90% were his best officers. Surely a great military leader like generalissimus Stalin would not kill best military officers just because of paranoia and fear? LOL so much for the Stalin myth. You do know that only good general was Georgy Zhukov. Nobody can deny that Georgy Zhukov was a great general but also a person who killed other russians in the Russian Civil War 1917-1921.
Spitfire

Moscow, Russia

#280 Mar 9, 2009
tarmo wrote:
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Perhaps you should investigate the many coup and assassination attempts at Hitler by top German officers. Hitler kept those 90% that Stalin got rid of. Hitler almost paid with his life.
Here I agree with you. Though attacking the best army in the world with his best officers removed dooesnt sound smart.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Tampere, Finland

#282 Mar 9, 2009
Spitfire wrote:
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Here I agree with you. Though attacking the best army in the world with his best officers removed dooesnt sound smart.
But Stalin was your great leader and now you are saying genralissimus Stalin was not smart? How dare you. LOL ;)
Russian Empire

Woodbridge, Canada

#283 Mar 9, 2009
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
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But those 90% were his best officers. Surely a great military leader like generalissimus Stalin would not kill best military officers just because of paranoia and fear? LOL so much for the Stalin myth. You do know that only good general was Georgy Zhukov. Nobody can deny that Georgy Zhukov was a great general but also a person who killed other russians in the Russian Civil War 1917-1921.
Aleksandr Vasilevsky was a good General/Marshal.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Tampere, Finland

#284 Mar 9, 2009
Russian Empire wrote:
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Aleksandr Vasilevsky was a good General/Marshal.
Heinz Guderian was much much better. Don"t forget Kurt Kuhlmey. ;) Kurt Kuhlmey and Karl Lennart Oesch kicked russians back to Ural in the Battle of Tali-Ihantala LOL ;)

Wait A minute Aleksandr Vasilevsky was a loser who planned the Winter War.
Russian Empire

Woodbridge, Canada

#285 Mar 9, 2009
True Heinz Guderian was very good as was of course Field Marshall Erich von Manstein.
Do you believe Viipuri/Vyborg will be ever returned to Finland?
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Tampere, Finland

#286 Mar 9, 2009
Russian Empire wrote:
True Heinz Guderian was very good as was of course Field Marshall Erich von Manstein.
Do you believe Viipuri/Vyborg will be ever returned to Finland?
I hope Viipuri will be returned to Finland. ;)
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#287 Mar 10, 2009
Spitfire wrote:
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Here I agree with you. Though attacking the best army in the world with his best officers removed dooesnt sound smart.
It is rational only according to lunatic plans. Stalin (and the soviets communists at large) had lunatic offensive plans to conquer Europe. Stalin sacrificed most of the defensive goals to reach his offensive goals.

No rational defensive plans would have justified such a culling.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#288 Mar 10, 2009
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
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But those 90% were his best officers. Surely a great military leader like generalissimus Stalin would not kill best military officers just because of paranoia and fear? LOL so much for the Stalin myth. You do know that only good general was Georgy Zhukov. Nobody can deny that Georgy Zhukov was a great general but also a person who killed other russians in the Russian Civil War 1917-1921.
And his destiny after WWII was not that glorious.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Tampere, Finland

#289 Mar 10, 2009
tarmo wrote:
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It is rational only according to lunatic plans. Stalin (and the soviets communists at large) had lunatic offensive plans to conquer Europe. Stalin sacrificed most of the defensive goals to reach his offensive goals.
No rational defensive plans would have justified such a culling.
Konstantin P├Ąts signed the deal because Stalin and Molotov forced him? ;) Stalin wanted Hitler to attack to the UK and after that USSR would have attacked Nazi Germany. If Hitler would have attacked UK in 1941 he would have won. ;)

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