"The glorification of Hitler along with the glorification of Stalin, slogans of revanchism, xenophobia, intolerance, anti-Semitism and great-power chauvinism - all these dangerous phenomena, which are developing in the Russian Federation against the background of persecution and repression of all manifestations of democracy in the Russian society, are a challenge to civilised humanity."This is how some Russians celebrated the International Workers' Day on the 1st of May in Moscow:
|"Stalin lived! Stalin lives! Stalin will live!"
|"We believe in Putin!"
|A happy couple with a portrait of Lavrentiy Beria, notorious chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus (NKVD) under Joseph Stalin