Moscow backs down from Stalin poster plans





Russia had initially planned to display the posters as part of the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, but the news prompted a backlash from human rights activists.

The posters will now not be placed outdoors as initially planned but will be mounted instead at indoor locations, such as war museums, Moscow deputy mayor Lyudmila Shvetsova told the Kommersant daily.

"The posters will be mounted in places where veterans gather most often and most actively. And given the uncertain weather, for most of them it will be more comfortable in enclosed spaces," Shvetsova said.

"Moreover, we received appeals from veterans who were worried about acts of vandalism against the posters on the streets. There were such threats....

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