Moscow to be decorated in images of Stalin

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Soviet-style plans to decorate Moscow with outdoor portraits of brutal dictator Josef Stalin have sparked fury among critics who say it is wrong to glorify a man responsible for the death of millions.

Up to ten prominent "information stands" featuring Stalin's portrait and information about his wartime role will spring up across the Russian capital ahead of May 9, he added. That is the date when Russia celebrates the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany and this year, the 65th anniversary, promises to be the biggest event of its kind since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Human rights activists said they were sickened by the idea of portraits of Stalin hanging throughout Moscow.

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