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Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum and Café, Part II

Georgi Dimitrov never defied Stalin’s wishes. On the contrary, he gilded Stalin’s lily of adulation. On November 7, 1937 he wrote, “…what extremely good fortune it is for the socialist revolution and for the international proletariat that following Lenin, Comrade Stalin has carried on his cause with such unswervingness and genius, through every sharp turning point, and has ensured the victory of our cause. 1,266 more words


Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. 756 more words


Threaten to Undo Us (review)

Threaten to Undo Us by Rose Seiler Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet in Yalta in 1945 to carve up the WWII German-conquered lands, someone suggests that German-occupied Prussia and Pomerania should be part of the new Poland. 549 more words

Book Reviews

Stalin: “Who are the National Socialists?”

From:  Speech at Celebration Meeting of the Moscow Soviet of Working People’s Deputies and Moscow Party and Public Organizations (November 6, 1941)

In our country the German invaders, i.e., the Hitlerites, are usually called fascists. 1,011 more words


GEORGIA: Pagan Temples, Pop Music & Stalinists in Gori

One of the most bizarre places I’ve ever been to is the town of Gori in Central Georgia. It is strewn with the history of invaders and occupying forces. 1,536 more words


The League of the Militant Godless: a Russian version of the Reformation?

I am working my way through Farnham Maynard’s Religion and Revolution (1947). He was canon of St Peter’s, Eastern Hill, Melbourne, from 1926 to 1944. 205 more words