Vladimir Putin

The president is increasingly treading the path of the most murderous and ruthless tyrant in Russian history.

When Soviet leader Joseph Stalin set his sights on Poland at the start of World War II, he could have followed the example of his Nazi allies and simply taken his half of the nation by unabashed force. But Stalin instead decided to go to a great deal of trouble so he could hang a grotesque mask of legitimacy on his annexation. After half a million of his troops had massacred tens of thousands of Poland’s soldiers and civilians, he staged a sham referendum in which eastern Poland’s people were made to vote on whether to join the Soviet Union. Then upon learning that more than 90 percent were in favor of joining, Stalin graciously accepted the “will of the people,” and the conquest was complete.

Read more at “Evil on the Level of Joseph Stalin”

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