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Isolated Siberian town shrivels after Soviet era

Picture a town inaccessible by road, buried under ice and snow for eight months of the year, unable to support a movie theater and without enough cars to warrant a traffic light or even a stop sign.Full story

Ukraine says blowing up Stalin statue was terrorism

Ukrainian authorities have described as an act of terrorism a New Year's Eve explosion that destroyed a new statue of dictator Josef Stalin in a city in central Ukraine. Full story

Russians celebrate Stalin's birthday in Red Square

Supporters of former Communist dictator Josef Stalin laid flowers on his grave Tuesday to mark the 131st anniversary of his birth in a show of support at a time when his legacy is hotly debated in Russia. Full story

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  Survivors of the Gulag: Stalin's victims speak out

Stephen F. Cohen, author of "The Victims Return," joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss the long-term impact of Joseph Stalin's reign.

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