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Buses with Stalin's image to appear in Latvia and Estonia on May 9

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 21.03.2012.Print version
Buses displaying images of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will appear on the streets of the Latvian and Estonian capitals on May 9, reports RIA Novosti referring to a campaign organizer's statement.

Viktor Loginov, the leader of the "Bus of Victory" campaign, wrote in his blog that his group "managed to establish contact with companies leasing advertising space on buses in Riga and Tallinn", reports LETA.


The posters "feature no Soviet symbols, so we are not violating the ban on them," he said. The campaign's website states that the 2012 campaign will be "the most far-reaching" with some 30 buses launched in Russia and former Soviet countries, as RIA Novosti reports.


Previously buses featuring the Soviet dictator's photos were launched in Russian cities. Last year, the organizers also launched a bus in the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol.


The "Bus of Victory" campaign was first held in St. Petersburg in May 2010 and is aimed at "counteracting falsifications of our Fatherland's history."


Members of its organizing committee say they do not belong to any political or public organization.

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