Saturday, 17 January 2009

Old pictures of Stalin

Yes I have a weird Stalin obsession, and I love old pics. So, voila here are my three favourites. Incidentally, the first one was taken in 1911 upon his arrest, as he rose to the top of the Bolshevik party. Another incidental: these pics also feature on the back of Stalin's Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore. One afternoon whilst reading this on the 149 a chap commented:

"That story looks good. Looks like it's got loads of interesting characters in it"

To which I replied: 'It's a book about Stalin...'

The chap looked confudled for a moment before replying: "O. So who are all the people in Stalin then?"

Inwardly smiling I then tried to explain that the pictures were in fact all of the same person.

I don't think he believed me for one nano second.

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