By most estimates, Joseph Stalin was responsible for the deaths of at least 20 million people; some put the number as high as 40 million or more. His purges, forced famines, executions, imprisonments, exiles and other atrocities devastated the people of the Soviet Union. Uncle Joe was an equal-opportunity murderer — whether he was starving millions of Ukrainians to death or taking out members of his inner circle, it didn't seem to make much difference to him. He exceeded Hitler's mind-numbing death toll, and it is believed he was ramping up his own campaign of genocide specifically targeted against Soviet Jews... More >>>
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Alexander Abaza's 1973 photo of the stark black silhouettes of workers is a wonderful, graphically powerful image.