Comment: On terrorism, purges deportations & "unpersons" in 10 paragraphs

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On terrorism, purges deportations & "unpersons" in 10 paragraphs

On terrorism, purges, deportations, and "unpersons" (Yezhov photograph) - in ten paragraphs, and about 2 years only, 1937 and 1938 :

[...] Stalin personally signed 357 proscription lists in 1937 and 1938 that condemned to execution some 40,000 people, and about 90% of these are confirmed to have been shot. At the time, while reviewing one such list, Stalin reportedly muttered to no one in particular: "Who's going to remember all this riff-raff in ten or twenty years time? No one. Who remembers the names now of the boyars Ivan the Terrible got rid of? No one." In addition, Stalin dispatched a contingent of NKVD operatives to Mongolia, established a Mongolian version of the NKVD troika, and unleashed a bloody purge in which tens of thousands were executed as "Japanese Spies." Mongolian ruler Khorloogiin Choibalsan closely followed Stalin's lead [...]

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