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Jul 15 2017

Return of the Soviet Show Trial?

We may never know how many of his own people the communist fiend Joseph Stalin murdered. Yuri Dmitriev demonstrates what happens to Russians who try to find out:

Dmitriev spent years locating and exhuming the mass graves of people executed during Josef Stalin’s Great Terror. Eight decades after one of Russia’s darkest chapters, it is his reputation, not Stalin’s, that is on trial.

The historian, 61, is being tried on charges brought by state prosecutors of involving his 11-year-old adopted daughter in child pornography, illegally possessing “the main elements of” a firearm, and of depravity involving a minor.

If convicted of the charges, which he denies, he faces up to 15 years in jail.

Fellow historians, rights activists and some of Russia’s leading cultural figures say Dmitriev has been framed because his focus on Stalin’s crimes has become politically untenable under President Vladimir Putin.

They say his real crime is dedicating himself to documenting Stalin’s 1937-38 Great Terror, in which nearly 700,000 people were executed, according to conservative official estimates.

Putin has said that Stalin was “a complex figure,” and that

“Excessive demonisation of Stalin is one of the ways to attack the Soviet Union and Russia, to show that today’s Russia bears some kind of birthmark from Stalinism.”

Speaking of birthmarks from Stalinism, and assuming that Dmitriev is innocent, this story could represent the return of a prominent feature of Stalin’s regime, the show trial. Putin must be pleased, since he regards the collapse of the Soviet slave state as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”

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Handcuffed historian Yuri Dmitriev.

On a tip from J.


  • THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

    The NY Times thought Uncle Jo was just swell. Tens of millions of Bolsheviks and Stalin’s idealogical descendants agree with the NY Times still. Their bloodlust should steel every American to do what must be done in the coming era because failure will make Stalin’s genocides look like a Sunday picnic.

    They really are coming for us, it won’t matter how much goodwill you hold nor how much trust you have in the system. If Tsar Trump is murdered, the Bolshevik terror will have their bloodlust whetted- nothing will stop them then.

  • THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

    PS – we don’t have to look to Russia for Soviet Show Trials, we only need look at the Comey’s Clinton investigation, the breathless hysterics of the investigation into Russian “collusion” and in NY, Preet Bharara’s years of show trials of NY’s most corrupt politicians that resulted in similar breathless investigations with few prosecutions and the overturning of the few substantial convictions.

    Yes Virginia, there are Stalin Show Trials in the US already.

  • ICEvictim

    Putin has been desperately trying to restore the Russian Empire and he wants to be the Emperor. He is a dangerous man.

  • Mack

    Somewhere there is a descendant of Nicholas II, and that man or woman is the rightful Czar / Empress of Russia. If Putin loves Russia he would restore the Czar as a constitutional monarch.

  • Spiny Norman

    Exactly. Vlad the Poisoner is not trying to recreate the Soviet Empire, but the Czar’s. Not only Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic States, but even Finland should be worried. Stalin took half of it back (Karelia), Putin probably wants the rest of it.

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