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Stalin's secret police dress code making a come back in Russia

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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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Russian presidential guards order black leather coats reminiscent of Stalin’s secret police

The long black leather coats that struck fear into Soviet citizens as part of the ominous dress code for Stalin’s secret police appear to be making a comeback.

The security forces who guard President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are holding a state tender for 60 such coats and 60 shorter jackets. The website for state tenders showed the Federal Guards Service order is worth 3 million rubles ($108,000). The tender closes June 15.

The image of the dark garment invokes a deep trepidation in many Russians, who recall — some firsthand — accounts of neighbors vanishing after Stalin’s henchmen came knocking.

Bringing the coats back into official use would fit into a wider push by Russian authorities to reintroduce imagery associated with Stalin.

Stalin, one of the greatest murderer of the 20th century... alongside Hitler and Mao... making a come back as a ``hero``... this is sickening to no end.




posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 01:26 AM
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can you post a pic? im currious now.



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