Languages
Page last updated at 08:39 GMT, Sunday, 28 December 2008

Stalin comes third in Russian vote

Advertisement

The former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has come third in a nationwide TV vote for the greatest Russian ever to have lived, despite being responsible for the deaths of millions of Soviets.

Medieval prince Alexander Nevsky came top in the poll, and in second place was reformist Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin, who was assassinated in 1911.

More than 50 million people voted by phone, the internet or via text messages in the poll held by Rossiya, one of Russia's biggest television stations.

Richard Galpin reports on some efforts to rehabilitate Stalin's image.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific