(Moscow Times) The government announced a new policy this week condemning attempts to justify mass Soviet repression, a move that appears to directly contradict official rhetoric and state actions during the last few years.
The move shows a lack of unity in the Kremlin on the ideological front, or even the desire to reverse the current trend of militant patriotism, pundits told The Moscow Times on Wednesday. […]
The policy is a reaction to the growing trend of the re-glorification of Stalin, said Ivan Kurilla, a professor at the European University in St. Petersburg.
“It is an important step in the right direction,” Kurilla told The Moscow Times in a phone interview.
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