Putin’s Battle To Control Reality

Notes from the dictator’s playbook.

Steve QJ
4 min readFeb 28, 2022

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Image by Дмитрий Осипенко from Pixabay

In 1956, three years after Stalin’s death, Russia’s First Party Secretary, Nikita Khrushchev, delivered a speech called, On The Cult Of Personality And Its Consequences, in which he roundly criticised Stalin’s foundationally dishonest, authoritarian brand of leadership:

The negative characteristics of Stalin, which, in…

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