A new sculpture - and more specifically a black bust and two plaques - dedicated to the great Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was unveiled in the city of Novosibirsk, the third largest city of Russia, on May 9th.
The monument was placed in the facade of the local offices of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, after a decision of the city council.
At the same time, a record 70 percent of Russians approve of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s role in Russian history, according to a poll published by the independent Levada Center pollster last April.
Seventy percent of Russian respondents told the Levada Center that Stalin played a positive role for Russia. Stalin’s previous record approval rating stood at 54 percent in 2016. A record low of 19 percent viewed Stalin’s role negatively, down from 32 percent in 2016.
Despite the massive anti-communist propaganda by the bourgeois governments of Russia and the mass media, the name of Joseph Stalin remains in the collective memory of the Russian people as a great leader who played a major role in the unprecedented achievements of the socialist era.