Not only has the former Soviet dictator received much praise during the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of V-E Day, he now has a new medal, Moscow’s Ekho radio reported May 8. Some 13,000 Russian veterans had refused to accept the Yeltsin government anniversary medal because it lacked Soviet-era symbols. As a result, an alternative medal was struck for them. Alternative medal No. 1, the radio said, had been awarded to Joseph Stalin.
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