StalinSubmitted by donvino on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 04:37
I recently borrowed a book written by the son of a Soviet Ambassador who served right after their revolution.
Thus it is a well documented and detailed work.
I cannot even begin to address the enormity of the carnage that Stalin wrought. I have read some works but that was very sanitized compared to this.
I am in almost complete disbelief how Stalin even dreamt up such ghoulish deeds. This guy was way wose than Mao or Hitler imo.
This guy was in charge of military units during the war against the White Russians. God help anyone that served in them. Basically, he would lose the battle due to his incompetence and execute the survivors for losing..thus being traitors?
I have never heard of this in the modern era. It would be like the Vietnam vets being executed for treason :O