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Evidence that the level of approval by Russians of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin broke the historical record for all the years of research, “wince” great-grandson of the Secretary General of Yakov Dzhugashvili. Reports radio station “Moscow speaking” on Tuesday, April 16.
According to Dzhugashvili, such survey results may indicate that many residents believe crime is a normal phenomenon.
“Anti-Stalinist and anti-Soviet lies turned the people into moral monsters and degenerates who sincerely believe that the great goal is achieved through the Commission of crimes by those who are obliged to fight crime, that is, civil servants”, — noted he.
Previously, “Levada-center” published the results of a survey on the attitude of Russians to Stalin. According to the study, the total level of approval or indifference to the General Secretary reached 77 percent. In addition, 51 percent of respondents belong to the head of the Soviet state with admiration, respect or sympathy.
In this 12 per cent increase in the proportion of those who stated that respect for a political figure. Also, 70 percent of Russians believe that Stalin played a “rather positive” or “completely positive” role in the life of the country. From 2015, a noticeable decline in the number of neutral or negative attitude of Russian citizens to the Soviet leader.
In the period of Stalin’s rule (1924-1953) in the Soviet Union was a mass political repressions. Their peak was in the period of the Great terror in 1937-1938. Just almost 30 years, according to the interior Ministry of the USSR, were arrested more than 3.7 million citizens: they were sentenced to death by firing squad, the contents in camps and prisons and the expulsion or exile. According to the estimates of Memorial, just from the terror of the Soviet period suffered up to 40 million people, of which about 1.1 million were killed, about 3.5 million were in the camps of the Gulag, up to seven million have died from hunger.
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