Re: [OPE] Stalin voted third most popular Russian

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Date: Thu Jan 22 2009 - 16:02:06 EST

 Jerry, this is fine. I did not want to start a debate. I just wanted refer to what I observed there.
I do not however agree with you that Red Army defeated German fascism "in spite" of Stalin.
This is a difficult issue and I do not want go into details. I find Cherchil's memories
(4 volumes in German) very illuminative in that regard.
Cheers, Dogan



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Sent: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:57
Subject: RE: [OPE] Stalin voted third most popular Russian

> ?People's admiration of Stalin is not so much about his politics and so on but because he defeated German

> facism and by this he made Soviet Union one of the great powers of the world.

Hi Dogan:


Well, I think it would be more historically accurate to say that the eventual military success of the

Red Army?over?the Wehrmacht was not because of Stalin but in spite of him.


In solidarity, Jerry



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