Was Stalin an Ossete?

Every killing is a treat, for the barrel-chested Ossete — Osip Mandelstam, 1933 For a Westerner raised during the Cold War the figure of Joseph Stalin is most often associated with state terror under a brutal dictatorship. It can therefore be surprising to see his image today all over Ossetia, both North and South, andContinue reading “Was Stalin an Ossete?”