Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2014

The Stalin Puzzle: Deciphering Post-Soviet Public Opinion

Thomas de Waal, Maria Lipman, Lev Gudkov, Lasha Bakradze

March 2013

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader responsible for the deaths of millions, still commands worryingly high levels of admiration in some post-Soviet countries.