it's sooooooooooooooooo good to see your name again
hopefully i'll soon be able to spend more of my time doing stuff i wanna do online rather than working against a deadline (or 2).
i also hadda chance to check into this stalin thing a lil more only to discover stalin was one of three runners-up, with the other two being a relatively obscure medieval warrior prince and one of the last tsar's ministers.
it appears as if the contest--if not rigged--was, at least, shaped by putin's people.
i still think there are russians who feel stalin was just another tsar in a lotta respects but unlike them, he made russia a superpower.
one more thing: i didn't know this was a tv contest rather than a poll. imagine who the three greatest americans might be if chosen by those who not only watch, but actually spend money to vote for contestants on 'dancing with the stars'.