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In Pictures: Stalin is Making a Comeback

On Sunday, May 15, a familiar face greeted Muscovites at the entrance to Sokolniki metro station. Later, authorities explained the portrait of Soviet leader Josef Stalin and Soviet banners appeared at the metro station as part of a historical reconstruction of the 82nd anniversary of the launch of the Moscow Metro.

Here, The Moscow Times takes a look at Stalin's comeback in modern Russia.

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