More for my study called Saint Joseph: The Man of Steel and Religion:

In the city of Yakutsk, a sub-arctic city, major port on the Lena River, and capital of the Sakha Republic in Russia, a new statue of Stalin has been unveiled. Despite opposition from those dreadful anti-Stalinists, the local and very popular branch of the Communist Party prevailed:

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The groupies were out in force:

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As were three of the coolest pairs of sunglasses I have ever seen:

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Along with some rousing speeches:

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And decorated war veterans:

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Go comrade Joe!

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(ht sk)