05 Mar '11, 1pm

Hundreds of Russians gathered in Moscow's Red Square to lay flowers on Stalin's grave on the 58th anniversary of his

Hundreds of Russians gathered in Moscow's Red Square to lay flowers on Stalin's grave on the 58th anniversary of his

A Russian Communists supporters crosses himself before the tomb of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin on Red Square in Moscow. -- PHOTO: AFP MOSCOW - SEVERAL hundred Russians gathered in Moscow's Red Square on Saturday to lay flowers on Stalin's grave on the 58th anniversary of his death. The crowd, most of them elderly, waved red flags and held photographs of the Soviet dictator in his military uniform. 'I am here because for me Stalin is the equivalent of God for believers,' said one woman, who declined to give her name, adding that she believed Stalin-era repressions were deliberately overstated. 'It is very exaggerated. It is propaganda to fool people,' she said. Stalin is respected by many Russians for his role in winning World War II, but his regime caused the deaths of millions in Gulag labour camps and in a forced collectivisation drive. Pensioners praised Stalin, saying ...

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