New bronze statue of Stalin to be unveiled in Moscow

A state-backed initiative to immortalise Russia’s former rulers will see a new bronze statue of Joseph Stalin erected in the Russian capital, stoking mounting concern that efforts are underway to whitewash the crimes of the former dictator. Stalin will join statues of Vladimir Lenin, Nikita Khrushchev, Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin in the Alley of Rulers by Moscow’s Petroverigsky Pereulok on 22 September.