Interview with Russian Historian 'In the Eyes of the Majority, Stalin Is a Winner'

Historian Nikolai Svanidze spoke to SPIEGEL about the reasons for Stalin's popularity in Russia. He argues that the archives need to be opened in order to reveal the dictator's crimes and explains why President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have very different approaches to Russian history.
Nikolai Svanidze in Moscow.

Nikolai Svanidze in Moscow.

Foto: Yevgeny Kondakov
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