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Thread: Volgograd to be renamed Stalingrad on anniversary of famous victory.

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    Default Volgograd to be renamed Stalingrad on anniversary of famous victory.

    Local MPs in Volgograd have decided the city should be called Stalingrad on the anniversary of the famous battle and on a few other days each year. Officials in other cities commemorated the battle by placing pictures of Stalin on city buses.

    Not surprisingly the move is somewhat controversial in Russia. Russia revives Stalingrad city name - World News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

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    Quote Originally Posted by parentheses View Post
    Local MPs in Volgograd have decided the city should be called Stalingrad on the anniversary of the famous battle and on a few other days each year. Officials in other cities commemorated the battle by placing pictures of Stalin on city buses.

    Not surprisingly the move is somewhat controversial in Russia. Russia revives Stalingrad city name - World News, Breaking News - Independent.ie
    Will they be flying the union jack as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socratus O' Pericles View Post
    Will they be flying the union jack as well?
    You're thinking of Cuba: BBC News - Close Up: Cuba's new love for the Union flag
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    Quote Originally Posted by parentheses View Post
    Local MPs in Volgograd have decided the city should be called Stalingrad on the anniversary of the famous battle and on a few other days each year. Officials in other cities commemorated the battle by placing pictures of Stalin on city buses.

    Not surprisingly the move is somewhat controversial in Russia. Russia revives Stalingrad city name - World News, Breaking News - Independent.ie
    maybe Berlin will rename itself Hitlerstadt, but it might take a while.

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    The Russian soldiers and citizens won the battle, Uncle Joe was miles away making his hit-list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlanetBertie View Post
    The Russian soldiers and citizens won the battle, Uncle Joe was miles away making his hit-list.
    It was Stalin who made the pact with Hitler in 1939 and who refused to believe Barbarossa was imminent even going so far as shooting the messengers.
    It was only when Stalin stopped interfering and released talented men who had been purged in the 1930s from the gulags to command the Red Army that it began to hit back at the Nazis and win victories.
    After the war was over many officers and men of the Red Army who had fought loyally for the Rodina were sent to the gulag along with prisoners and civilians who endured years of suffering under the Nazis and partisans in all the nations in Eastern Europe who found themselves under post-war Soviet domination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch 22 View Post
    It was Stalin who made the pact with Hitler in 1939 and who refused to believe Barbarossa was imminent even going so far as shooting the messengers.
    It was only when Stalin stopped interfering an
    d released talented men who had been purged in the 1930s from the gulags to command the Red Army that it began to hit back at the Nazis and win victories.
    After the war was over many officers and men of the Red Army who had fought loyally for the Rodina were sent to the gulag along with prisoners and civilians who endured years of suffering under the Nazis and partisans in all the nations in Eastern Europe who found themselves under post-war Soviet domination.
    They even shot a German deserter who walked over to them and told them what was about to happen....As you pointed out It was Ivan driving a T-34, Boris with PPSH SMG and Anna making rounds for boh of them in a factory who beat the Germans (along with some quality leadership who survived the purges), Uncle Joe was neither here nor there.

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    The 1939 pact only came about because the UK and France refused a deal offered to them by the USSR.

    Stalin's role in WWII was a crucial one, not least in his rallying people's morale by staying in Moscow at a time when he might easily have fled.

    This is a good step by the people of Volgograd remembering the single most decisive battle of the war, and what inspired Soviet success in it.

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    I also here they are marking the renaming by setting up the Joesph Stalin Center for Bulemia Research on the basis that no one could purge quite like Joe could.
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