Monday, May 09, 2005

Russian Amnesia

It's good to know that historical amnesia isn't an uniquely American trait. Today, Russia, with President Bush in attendance, celebrated Victory Day -- the formal surrender of Nazi Germany -- at Red Square in Moscow. Also in attendance was the ghost of Josef Stalin, his image draped on placards amid other Soviet imagery.

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Much like our veneration of Andrew Jackson or Ronald Reagan, the murder of multitudes and the gulag doesn't hurt his memory much.