Skip to comments.The Cult of Nicholas II
Posted on 01/19/2016 10:16:06 AM PST by C19fan
Ever since the USSR collapsed, tourist stalls in Moscow and St. Petersburg have heaved with Soviet knickknacks: Red Army caps and badges, prints of Stalinâs propaganda posters. Today, while much of this is still available, they also tempt visitors to Russia with an increasingly elaborate array of Putin kitsch. On T-shirts, mugs and key rings, Vladimir Putin strikes his signature sunglasses-wearing pose, the image of Russiaâs latest strongman ruler. Taking its cue, much Western reporting increasingly assumes that, in time-honored fashion, the Russians have made a personality cult of their leader, with Putin its subject as Stalin was before him.
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What kind of traitorous moron would put Soviet propaganda posters up in his home?
They pretty much have a Czar in old Vlad. I wonder if the Russkies would go for a Czarina too?
Ah, c’mon. Ya gotta them catchy titles. “All Hail The Gains Of The Oktober Revolution!’’ “Glory To The Heroes Of The Working Class’’. Ah, those were the good old days.
I guess Nicholas II will always be thought of as a victim because of the cruel way he and his family were murdered by the commies, but I sure would have hated to be a Jew living in the Russia of the Tsars.
Or a Pole in Poland.
Yeah Bloody Nicholas isn’t as sympathetic a figure as Charles I or Louis XVI. Even though Louis never got canonized.
Still, it’s pretty bad when what followed was WORSE. Poor Russia, life has always been rough there.
Alright, gotta ask. Who are the people in the kitchen picture? Some actor or journalist’s family?
“Or a Pole in Poland. “
But at least you had a place named after you.
Actually, I realized my mistake after I posted that, there was no Poland at the time.
“Actually, I realized my mistake after I posted that, there was no Poland at the time. “
Not an independent Poland at that time, but the Kingdom of Poland dates back to the 11th Century.
“Obama’s press secretary [Jay Carney] decorates home with Soviet propaganda”
Thanks. Carney probably broke into tears at the Wall coming down.
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