The Flavor of a Dictator: Stalin's Face Appears on Soda Bottle

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

You might think he's an unlikely choice as the face of a soda, but a Russian beverage company has chosen the image of Joseph Stalin for its logo. The former Soviet dictator is gracing the labels of a limited edition range of soda bottles. It's part of a growing trend in Russia to rehabilitate Stalin from a monster to a hero. We find out if this represents genuine change in public opinion in Russia of Stalin.

Boris Maksimov, is the BBC Russian Service editor.


Boris Maksimov

Comments [1]


This is ancient news. Why now?

Feb. 02 2010 08:59 AM

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