Thanksgiving is a good time.  It’s a time for family, a time for celebration and a time for reflection. Most cultures celebrate a thanksgiving — an autumn festival where friends and family come together to thank God for plentiful crops, good fortune and other blessings received during the year.   So too in America.

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Joseph Stalin once remarked, “We can always find another widow for Lenin.” There is no doubt that Joseph Stalin’s threat caught the attention of Vladimir Lenin’s real widow, Krupskaya.  Stalin detested her and had a habit of ‘whiting out’ those he hated. Over 200 people fell from favor with the dictator, as their names and pictures were erased from the public record.  This includes most of those instrumental in getting Russia’s October Revolution off the ground.  To create the myth that Stalin and Lenin were the “true leaders” of the Revolution, he purged three quarters of the people from historical photos and books.

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