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Famous contemporaries about Stalin

Famous contemporaries about Stalin

A selection of statements about Stalin of his famous contemporaries. (9 photos)

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  1. bya965
    bya965 8 March 2014 07: 14
    The story of Marshal Vasilevsky
    He talked about how Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin helped him build relationships with his parents.
    Having finished the business analysis of the state of affairs at the front, Iosif Vissarionovich asked Vasilevsky to delay and suddenly asked:
    - How do you financially help your parents? Indeed, as far as I know, ”Stalin continued,“ one of your brothers by profession is a doctor, the other is an agronomist, the third is a commander, a pilot, and you are a wealthy person, you could help your parents. Then your father would have abandoned his church, which at his age he needed to exist.
    Alexander Mikhailovich said that he openly confessed to Stalin that he had lost all contact with the priest-father a long time ago, from 1926.
    “So you have no business with the priest,” Stalin remarked with the cunning. “But how do you deal with me?” After all, I studied at the seminary and wanted to go to the priests.
    “You, Comrade Stalin, are the Supreme Commander,” answered Alexander Mikhailovich.
    Already seriously, Stalin said:
    - That's what. I advise you to establish a relationship with your parents and provide them with systematic financial assistance. Go to them. Is a few days enough for you?
    To Vasilevsky’s objection - it’s war time and it’s impossible to leave - Stalin calmly said:
    - And we will replace you for a few days.
    Having visited his parents, Alexander Mikhailovich learned that his father Mikhail Alexandrovich regularly receives money transfers and is convinced that it was he, Alexander, and not his other sons, who sent them, because the amount is always quite significant. Who sends these translations became a mystery to Alexander Mikhailovich. And only upon returning to Moscow everything became clear. Money was regularly sent to priest M.A. Vasilievsky personally by I.V. Stalin.
    Alexander Mikhailovich concluded his story this way: on arrival, he immediately reported to I.V. Stalin that he had established relations with his father.
    “You did it right,” answered Stalin. Then Joseph Vissarionovich took out a pack of receipts of mail orders from the safe. And passing them, he said:
    “But now you will not pay with me for a long time!”

    Case told by Molotov
    Stalin once asked one of the leaders of the weather service what their accuracy of forecasts was. He, cautious and not wanting to look like a bouncer, said:
    - Honestly, small, Comrade Stalin. Based on the testimony of existing instruments and our experience, only 40%.
    Then Stalin, thinking, said:
    -A vi (the peculiarity of Stalin’s pronunciation) say the opposite, then the accuracy will be 60%.
    1. allexx83
      allexx83 8 March 2014 22: 00
      According to the memoirs, Stalin's accent ("vi") manifested itself when he was nervous ...
      1. vladimirZ
        vladimirZ 9 March 2014 15: 50
        Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich was the most effective of all military lidars of the period of the Second World War, and probably for the whole recent history, as the foreigners themselves say.
  2. muks
    muks 8 March 2014 07: 37
    My grandfather at 39 went to Finnish as a volunteer. He returned at the end of 45, from the Far East, after the defeat of the Kwantung group. He had many State awards - but the most significant was GRAM. Signed by the SUPREME COMMANDER. Grandmother and father survived the entire blockade of Leningrad - they told me that for the people of the USSR there was STALIN. They had no fear, they worked. And children grew up! And then the war ... Currently, thieving mice and rats are going to judge a cat who did not let them into the barn? Posthumously. Sneakily and foully pulling and jerking, shrillly bursting with impunity, interrupting each other ... Mold. There is never a multiparty TRUTH! There are ten commandments of GOD (see the Moral Code of the builder of Communism) and there is no need for tolerant slander in Russia!
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 8 March 2014 10: 02
    What can I say or add? By and large - nothing.
    Stalin the Great Man!
  4. blizart
    blizart 8 March 2014 10: 41
    Do you remember the story of Yu. Borev in the Stalinis? About how Churchill expressed his indignation to Roosevelt that Stalin always comes last and therefore they (even the paralyzed Roosevelt) are forced to raise up welcoming him. Say, let's be late and the roles will change, but still they were the first to meet (the mentality probably did not allow). Then Church says - And let's not get up! Stalin came in, looked as soon as HE could watch and ... they jumped up. Let him be cruel, let it be bloody (time was very harsh), and Gorbi is such a darling (look in Reykjavik, eyes popping the popping daffodil fucking) their historical contribution to the GLORY OF THE HOMELAND is not comparable, or rather the opposite: one glorified, and the second dishonored.
  5. siberalt
    siberalt 8 March 2014 11: 09
    So many years have passed, and enemies are afraid of Stalin. Shame and general contempt for all de-Stalinizers!
  6. parus2nik
    parus2nik 8 March 2014 11: 24
    A. Zinoviev must be especially heeded ...
    Speaking of lies: My paternal grandfather fought on the Leningrad front, was taken prisoner wounded, just got, did not surrender .. A German concentration camp, fled .. Partisaned together with the Italians .. He returned to his homeland .. a filtration camp .. because, partisans for the "pink" -socialists, partisans, and not for the red-communists .. he, a Siberian, was assigned a link to 3 years in the city of Poti, where he led a shoemaker's artel .. I wanted to stay in Georgia at all, but the family did not agree to move. About the lie, Stalin called all Soviet prisoners of war traitors ... and sent them to the camps ...
  7. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 8 March 2014 11: 47
    There is nothing to add to this. Take away too ...
  8. kind
    kind 8 March 2014 14: 03
    The greatest politician !!! Sometimes it is very surprising how he foresaw the development of events and turned everything for the good of the country! Here he is the greatest patriot and must be erected monuments !!!
  9. Current 72
    Current 72 8 March 2014 14: 24
  10. Admiral 013
    Admiral 013 8 March 2014 14: 50
    At that time, it was impossible in a different way. Only a strong and decisive person could lead such a powerful state. I think today, when even Qatar is allowing itself to yank at us from under the pin. Osov, we need such people, at least similar to it, in the government.
  11. RUSS
    RUSS 8 March 2014 14: 56
    Quote: siberalt
    So many years have passed, and enemies are afraid of Stalin

    But can you be more specific, which enemies?
    1. Fedya
      Fedya 8 March 2014 23: 29
  12. RUSS
    RUSS 8 March 2014 14: 57
    I propose to create a religion at the head of the deity - Stalin.
    1. 416D
      416D 8 March 2014 16: 14
      but this is superfluous)))
    2. Alex
      Alex 6 July 2014 13: 51
      Quote: RUSS
      I propose to create a religion at the head of the deity - Stalin.

      And without a banter, can you? Anyone who wants to create himself will not need help. And who simply respects him, he will manage without an icon.
  13. zeleznijdorojnik
    zeleznijdorojnik 8 March 2014 16: 17
    Good song
  14. zev
    zev 8 March 2014 17: 03
    A wonderful selection of photo materials and a corresponding, worthy song. Thanks to the author and performer.
  15. Terminator
    Terminator 8 March 2014 20: 16
    But Churchill never spoke about Stalin’s acceptance of Russia with a plow and leaving it with atomic weapons ... It's a pity ...
  16. allexx83
    allexx83 8 March 2014 22: 08
    I have little reason to love Stalin - my great-grandfather was shot in the 38th, my grandfather (or rather my grandmother’s brother), planted for 7 years for stealing frozen potatoes from the field ... But there must be justice - JV Stalin THE GREAT PERSON. This cannot be taken away.
    1. blizart
      blizart 9 March 2014 07: 56
      I, too, have no reason to love him, my people were among the first to be resettled in the steppes of Kazakhstan (to grow rice). Here we live in the third generation, it is not clear who is Russian in name and language, Asians in appearance. I must say, discord in our souls. They call to their historical homeland, but our matrix is ​​hopelessly Russified, for me personally everything is alien there. So I do not love him, but I give credit, not every nation is given a SAVIOR
    2. Alex
      Alex 6 July 2014 13: 52
      I shake my hand for honesty and frankness.
  17. RoadRunner
    RoadRunner 8 March 2014 22: 21
    Very interesting, neither add nor diminish.
    Some pictures are not very readable - but not deadly.
  18. Sosland
    Sosland 8 March 2014 22: 37
    "do not panic when you lose and do not enjoy victories" - clearly and specifically, shocking
  19. Red Army of the USSR
    Red Army of the USSR 8 March 2014 22: 58
    Quote: RUSS
    I propose to create a religion at the head of the deity - Stalin.

    Religion does not need to be created, IV Stalin is an earthly man, a great statesman is not even great, but the greatest, and I think if it weren’t for him, you would not sit and write your poems, but personally you have already created a religion, pray to Nicholas second, and God and religion for me Jesus Christ
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  21. cobalt
    cobalt 9 March 2014 17: 50
    There is another well-known phrase about Stalin: "He took Russia with a plow, left with an atomic bomb." You can't say more precisely.
  22. Sol_jah
    Sol_jah 10 March 2014 13: 38
    To the question of repressions of the church
  23. Sol_jah
    Sol_jah 10 March 2014 13: 39
    and another picture