Vladimir Putin Dedicates Sochi Winter Olympics to Stalin

Jan 21, 2014

PUTIN-STALIN_2677365bRussia's President Vladimir Putin has dedicated the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to brutal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

During an interview on the state-owned Russia One channel, Putin said bringing the Winter Olympics to Russia confirmed its status as a world power, comparable to the Soviet Union in the Stalin era.

"Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, I have tried to rebuild Russia into a world superpower, much like Stalin rebuilt this country after the czars," Putin said. "The Sochi Olympics are an important project for me, but I could not have done it without Stalin laying the groundwork through his vision, leadership and wisdom.

"In honor of Stalin, I dedicate the Olympics to him."

Brutal training regimen

From 1924 to 1953, Stalin's brutal regime was responsible for the imprisonment and deaths of millions of people, as well as the spread of totalitarian communism over Eastern Europe.

However, Stalin's reputation in modern Russia has undergone a revival, with many Russians seeing him as a strong leader who turned the country into a world superpower. More than half of Russians say they have positive memories of the Soviet Union. Putin has also made efforts to pay tribute to Stalin.

"Koba would be delighted to have millions of international visitors view the glory, the strength and the military might of our country," Putin added, using a popular nickname for Stalin. "During the opening ceremonies, when the athletes come marching into the stadium, we'll have a giant statue of Koba there to greet them. I think it's what he would have wanted."

Putin said he consulted Stalin's diaries for inspiration, focusing on his major construction projects throughout the Soviet Union.

"Unfortunately, we have to pay our construction workers instead of just arresting them and forcing them to work," Putin said when asked if the construction projects in Sochi were similar. "The Olympics committee insisted on this for some reason."

Putin said Stalin's diaries also provided advice on how to create a winning Olympic team.

"I wanted to send a terrific team of athletes to the Olympics, so I studied Stalin's notes about motivating people to work hard. His advice was to shoot them if they failed. So now, Russia's athletes are training harder than ever."

No more brides

Putin also discussed the controversial Russian law that bans "gay propaganda."

"Do you know why Russia's most beautiful women become mail-order brides to foreign men? Because all the good Russian men are gay," Putin said. "If more Russian men turn gay, we'd have no more marriages in Russia. That's why we need this law."

Putin was also asked about the ongoing protests in neighboring Ukraine, stemming from public anger over the government's move toward closer ties with Russia instead of the European Union.

Putin said Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, still relies on Russia for its gas needs and should treat Russia with more respect.

"If necessary, I will deliberately starve Ukraine of its gas until the protests end," he said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Badassbab Babs

    Unfortunately this will be picked up by Faux News and treated as fact.

  • Comrade

    Comrade Putin Has Come to Commerate His Beloved Mass Butcherer KAZCAPP JOSEPH SICKO STALIN The Mass RUSSIAN PARASITE MURDERER. Another Piece Of Russian XXXXX and Comrade Putin Now Vows To Starve Ukraine For heating Gas, He Continues to Threaten Ukraine and Demand 2 Billion Dollars. Well Putin Since You Love Your Fallen Comrade Stalin, Ask Him Where is the Money He Took From United States in 1933 after he Shipped Tons Of Wheat Grown and Harvested By The People He Starved, The 10 Million People who Stalin was so Proud and Bragged to Churchill by Showing him 10 Fingers When Churchill asked Stalin at The Yalta
    Division Of Europe Meeting how many People He Murdered By Starvation.

  • lenamd100 .

    All that is written is not true.Nothing like putin not speak about Ukraine.He said that to help Ukraine Is his interview where he talks about it. Also on Stalin.Read the original source – Putin’s press conferences and interviews.look on YouTube,add captions to your language.
    http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/20140208083222.shtml
    “Another major American newspaper , The New York Times, focuses on the content of the ceremony: ” Its main message was : Russia back . ( Where she goes , given the slowdown in economic growth , human rights violations , repression of political dissent – this is a question for tomorrow . ) . ” Meanwhile, the opening ceremony showed , according to the publication, “pure splendor and national pride,” coupled , however, with ” homegrown mythmaking and self-aggrandizement .” Correspondent saw in the opening show hints of the tragic moments in the history of the USSR , such as Stalin’s ” cleansing” and the Gulag , having concluded that a new view of themselves , re-created Russia is very different from that presented the world of the USSR in 1980 . , During the Olympic Games in Moscow. The author compares the ceremony in Sochi from London : the latter, in his opinion, to distinguish ” self-deprecating irony ” that brings it closer to unflattering display of Soviet history”

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  • Thomas_More

    no…more likely MSNBC would prefer to foster their own Marxist agenda with this little gem.

  • Chris Poland

    I’m amazed at how someone could have a fond memory of a country who wouldn’t even let you travel from town to town with internal passports. “Half of people in *insert country* have positive feelings about regimes that will imprison them for simply not agreeing with the government.”. I guess those people get what they reminisce for. Good luck with that!

  • d

    this site isn’t funny at all. How is this anything but stupid. “new study finds water is wet.”