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Small U.S.Town Seeks to Resurrect Stalin’s Image

Posted By M. Catharine Evans On July 21, 2010 @ 5:00 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

Bedford, Virginia, nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge mountains, boasts harvest festivals in the fall and fishing in the summer. And maybe in the near future the presence of a dead Communist tyrant.

The peaceful town is embroiled in a battle to place the bust of Josef Stalin alongside Churchill and Roosevelt at its D-Day Memorial site.

Statues  of the murderous dictator, Josef Stalin, were torn down all across Russia in 1991 after the fall of communism. And just this past month the Stalin monument  was removed from the center of his hometown Gori, Georgia in the middle of the night. So, it’s no small controversy that’s brewing in Bedford.

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