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Like so many other emotive topics we were inculcated with in the West, from birth, to school, to work and in the media, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin is an iconic magnet of disinformation and propaganda. Years ago, I read a “balanced” biography about him, with all the lurid genocidal psychopathic tropes to keep him in Western character. I had forgotten about that book, but its propaganda still pigmented my vision. It wasn’t until my interview with Leanne Lindsay piqued my curiosity (, since she closed it out with “Be sure and read Stalin!”. Instead, based on a recommendation by Patrice Greanville (, I ordered and read Dr. Grover Furr’s  ( book, Yekov vs. Stalin: The Truth about Mass Repressions and the So-Called “Great Terror” in the USSR ( Furr has spent years of his life combing the released files from the Soviet era and gives a factual, evidence based look at Stalin’s leadership and those around him; this book being the latest among several.

The following article is a good summary of everything I learned in Yekov vs. Stalin. Written by a Russian, and apparently translated from their mother tongue, Dr. Galima Galiullina’s experiential piece makes for interesting and hopeful reading. It can’t replace everything in a complete book, but it is a nice primer,

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JEFF J. BROWN, Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is also currently penning an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, to be published in late 2018. Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes. [/su_spoiler]

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