Also by Aleksandr Podrabinek
October 15, 2010
An Opposition Demand Russia's President Can Like
March 03, 2009
In Russia, History Makes Strange Bedfellows
A number of Russian officials -- from the prosecutor-general to leaders of the opposition Yabloko party -- have proposed making it a crime to deny the Soviet Union's role in securing victory in World War II. The measure is ostensibly meant to "overcome Stalinism" -- and in doing so, would revive the Stalinist tactic of persecuting people for their personal opinions.