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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 01:01 AM
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In honor of Stalin .......... Restricted Association Thread!


You stday onn your sidte, undt I vill stday onn meinh...






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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 07:38 AM
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1. Have you seen the History International Profile of the guy?
It's really in depth. The dude killed his own son. The man was a complete loonatic. And people in Russia still love him! They think all the bad stuff was done without his knowledge by his staff. It's completely insane.
Duckie
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 11:00 AM
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3. You mean this son?
Stalin's first wife, Ekaterina Svanidze, died in 1907, only four years after their marriage. At her funeral, Stalin allegedly said that any warm feelings he had for people died with her, for only she could melt his 'stony heart'. To him, her life was the only thing that made him happy. They had a son together, Yakov Dzhugashvili, with whom Stalin did not get along in later years.

His son finally shot himself because of Stalin's harshness toward him, but survived. After this, Stalin said "He can't even shoot straight". Yakov served in the Red Army during World War II and was captured by the Germans. They offered to exchange him for Fieldmarshal Paulus, but Stalin turned the offer down, allegedly saying "A lieutenant is not worth a general"; others credit him with saying "I have no son," to this offer, and Yakov is said to have committed suicide, running into an electric fence in Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he was being held.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin

He didn't kill him.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 08:15 PM
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4. As good as...
Edited on Sat Feb-03-07 08:15 PM by YellowRubberDuckie
When you allow your son to be killed by the Germans, even though they offered a trade that a normal person would have taken for their son, you are guilty of murder.
Duckie
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 08:17 PM
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5. Well
that list is getting pretty fuckin' long.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 07:57 AM
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2. So
I'll stay east of the Mississippi and you'll stay west? ;)
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