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Stalin Memorial To Be Restored In Russia

A Georgian supporter of Stalin celebrates the dictator's anniversary in his birthplace, Gori (file photo) (epa) April 19, 2006 -- A memorial to former Soviet leader Josef Stalin -- including a life-size statue -- is to be restored in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region.

The memorial was closed in 1961 and in 1995 was almost entirely destroyed in a fire.

An aide to the regional governor says the decision was made at the urging of travel agencies, who believe the memorial will attract tourists.


World War II: 60 Years On

World War II: 60 Years On

A microsite devoted to RFE/RL's coverage of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in May 2005.

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