Joseph Stalin In George Orwell's 1984

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Joseph Stalin once said “Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem”(“Joseph Stalin Quotes”). It has been 60 years since the death of Russia’s dictator however Stalin, who destroyed many generations of Russians is being revered as a hero in today’s Russia, why is that? Just as “Big Brother” in George Orwell’s 1984 used manipulation and power of fear to have a total control over Oceania likewise Joseph Stalin practiced those same methods. As Big Brother did, Stalin used oppression and fear to gain respect and leadership, he eliminated anyone who was against him. Stalin was “named among the greatest Russians ever to have lived in a nationwide TV poll” (Elder). Many in today’s Russia don’t see his faults and are blind to what he has done. Although he is known for defeating the Nazis and bringing power back to Russia, what most Russians’ today seem to ignore, is the tyranny he put his own people through. “He ruled by terror, and millions of his own citizens died…show more content…
Stalin is given much credit for defeating the Nazis and gaining power during World War II, and its believed if it wasn’t for his toughness and strength that would not have been achieved. Russia has always taken a liking to strong and authoritative figures just like their current “President of Russia, Vladimir Putin”. Putin who in the eight years he has been in power has used Stalin as the leader he would like to be (“President of Russia”). Under Putin's reign a lot of Stalin's crimes and oppressive ways have been downplayed in the Media. The government controls Russian media and propaganda and through this they have held Stalin as more of a hero than he actually was. Conservative Russians view what Stalin did specifically in defeating
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