A bust honoring Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was taken down a few days after its instalment in a southern Russian city sparked backlash on social media. Local communists vowed to bring it back as soon as possible.
The golden-colored bust was erected on April 29 in Dagestanskiye Ogni, a city of 30,000 in the multiethnic Dagestan region in Russia’s northern Caucasus. The small monument stood near a bus stop on a rural street that bears Stalin’s name.
The memorial to the controversial Soviet leader was erected at the behest of the local chapter of Russia’s Communist Party….