Joseph Stalin

Stalin, Churchill broke the ice in heavy-drinking session

Stalin opened up to Churchill about domestic Soviet policy

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and Britain's wartime prime minister Winston Churchill enjoyed an alcohol-fuelled all-nighter in Moscow as the second world war was in full swing, previously secret files have revealed.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 3:35am

Russia divided on Stalin 60 years after his death

Two Georgian men hold a portrait of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as they mark the 60th anniversary of Stalin's death. Photo: EPA

Russia has marked the 60th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death, with the nation divided on whether he was a tyrant who slaughtered millions or a saviour who created a superpower after World War II.

6 Mar 2013 - 6:36pm

Thousands of books no longer banned in Turkey as objection deadline passes

From communist works to a comic book, thousands of titles banned by Turkey over the decades have been taken off the restricted list as part of a government reform.

In July, the parliament adopted a bill stipulating that any decision taken before 2012 to block the sale and distribution of a published work would be voided if no court chose to confirm the ruling within six months.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:40am

FBI watched Stalin's daughter after defection, new papers reveal

Lana Peters (born Svetlana Alliluyeva) faces the press on April 25, 1967, after she defected. Photo: AP

Newly declassified documents show that the FBI kept close tabs on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter after her high-profile defection to the US in 1967, gathering details from informants about how her arrival was affecting international relations.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

The cries for CSR can be a little ludicrous

Dutch bank is serious about CSR

SCMP headline, June 15

It was the tyrant Joseph Stalin who once observed that imposing Marxism on Germans was like putting a saddle on a cow. It doesn't take you long on a visit to Germany to get the feel of what he meant.

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Stalin's Ghost

Stalin's Ghost

by Martin Cruz Smith

Macmillan, HK$216

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

ESF school was wrong to visit Disneyland

I was shocked and angered to read about Principal Marian Eastwood and her decision to suspend classes at the Clearwater Bay School for a trip to Disneyland. ('Disneyland trip lands ESF school in hot water', September 25).

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Law Society chief rejects conflict claims

The reason which you ascribe to my decision not to seek re-election as president of the Law Society of Hong Kong in your article 'Solicitors' chief quits over lack of support' is untrue. The words which you attribute to me 'I'm fed up with hitting a government brick wall' are not mine.

29 May 2005 - 12:00am

Siegfried

Siegfried

by Harry Mulisch

Penguin $128

30 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Legacy of Stalin lives on in Harbin

It is Saturday afternoon in Stalin Park, on the banks of the Songhua River in Harbin. A place to sit under the trees and nibble ice-cream, enjoy the light breeze and warm air and watch the trains crossing the bridge and on through the great plains of north China to Siberia.

20 Jun 1998 - 12:00am