Recommended by Mr Hayden. "A superb crime novel set in Stalinist Russia. The pace and action is breathtaking, I could not put it down. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone with an interest in twentieth century history."
I have no information about this poster except that it's STALIN HOLDING A BABY. If I were that kid's parents I would be holding my breath so hard right now, given what happened to this other little girl: http://wonderfulthingsdaily.blogspot.co.uk/2006/12/presidents-and-babies.html
Joseph Stalin - His policies led to the imprisonment, deportation, exile and execution of many of the Russian citizens. His policies that changed Russia from an agrarian society to an industrial power so disrupted the country's agriculture that it created the catastrophic Soviet famine of 1932-33. The campaign that resulted in the Great Purge saw the execution of hundreds of thousands. This included major figures in the Communist Party. I remember listening to reports of his death in 1953.
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1945-1950) Mandatory Credit: Photo by CSU Archives / Everett Collection / Rex Features ( 706314A ) Nobel Prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn during the Gulag years 1945-1950. His most famous work, the Gulag Archipelago detailed the brutalities of the Stalinist regime in Russia and forced him into exile for 20 years until he returned to Russia after the fall of communism.
In September of 1940, Witold Pilecki (May 13, 1901 – May 25, 1948) was a Polish Resistance solider who wanted to know the truth about Auschwitz. He volunteered to infiltrate the nazi death camp, spending the next 2.5 years as a prisoner. On his escape, Pilecki smuggled details about the nazi methods of execution and interrogation and eventually authored the first WWII intelligence report on the concentration camp.