i can say to you that yusef dhugashvili alias stalin got his hands on the LEVERS of total power in USSR, because of Central Planning, and had all his croonies lower down in the pyramid in place to do his bidding. His minnions then in the NKVD proceeded to do his bidding of murder and pillage, some 60 millions lost the lives across USSR from the time he took power under 1953 when he died. His compatriots were even afraid to touch his body when he was dead.
by the way Mikhail Gorbachev is coming to my town soon to be given the freedom of the city. Does he deserve this honour or should it go instead or also to yeltzin ?