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Published:January 28th, 2010 18:34 EST
Outrage: Soda Bottles Bearing Image Of Joseph Stalin

Outrage: Soda Bottles Bearing Image Of Joseph Stalin

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The face of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will adorn bottles of a soft drink to go on sale next month in Russia, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The Stalin drinks are part of a special batch of beverages being released to mark the 67th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the World War II battle of Stalingrad, the daily said, citing the company producing them."

Nevermind that Stalin was a ruthless dictatorship who was responsible for the deaths of million of innocent people, his ugly mug is guaranteed to make sure that most of the soda bottles bearing his image will remain on the shelves.

Stalin`s image would be more appropriate on bottles of vodka, alcoholics will buy vodka even if the label bears the photo of a nude Rosie O`Donnell.

i don`t think many Russians have a nostalgia for the bad old days of communism, and I predict that the Stalin sodas will be a big bust.

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