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Latest update : 2011-01-27

Stalin: war hero or mass murderer?

In February, President Dmitry Medvedev will meet members of the Human Rights Council. Ways of commemorating Stalin-era victims is top of the agenda; Medvedev has spoken out against Stalin's time in power and the mass murders committed. Yet for many in Russia, the wartime leader is still considered a hero. Despite the repression committed under his watch, he still has wide support.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Xavier LUIZET , Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA

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2016-05-27 Argentina

President Mauricio Macri’s clean break with Argentina’s ‘Kirchnerite’ past

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2016-05-26 Spain

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2016-05-24 Lebanon

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

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