Sunday, December 28, 2008

Uncle Joe

I would have figured that the old Soviet archives would have been scoured pretty good by now, but this picture of Joseph Stalin just showed up in an early December issue of Pravda Dos (the new version of the old Soviet "newspaper".) It was taken in either the late 1940s or the early 1950s at "Uncle Joe's" dacha just north of Moscow, and appears to have been taken sometime in the summer. Even though this would have been taken later in his career, you can still see the steel vitality with which he dragged the Soviet Union from a medieval society to the technological powerhouse it was at the time. Yup. You can also see that he was crazier than two cats in a sack.

Anyway... Humouroceros


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