Dmitry Medvedev to launch 'de-Stalinisation' drive

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Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, will launch a new "de-Stalinisation" drive by reminding Russians of the crimes ordered by the Soviet dictator, according to reports.

Stalin's role in Russia's history will be addressed in January when Mr Medvedev meets with his new human rights envoy Mikhail Fedotov and rights activists, the Vedomosti business paper said.

The campaign will be based on declassifying all secret Soviet archives and the millions of case files that the secret services had compiled on regular civilians, the report said....

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