Cathy Young on the 60th Anniversary of Stalin's Death


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The 60th anniversary of the death of one of history's most murderous tyrants has passed with relatively little notice. Yet the shadow of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, who died on March 5, 1953, still hangs over post-communist Russia—and has yet to face proper judgment in the West. This is one bloody ghost, writes Cathy Young, still waiting for its final exorcism.