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Christmas: Roots, Freedom and the Jol

In 1935, in the wake of a devastating famine and amidst a reign of secret yet overpowering terror, Joseph Stalin decided to inject a bit of holiday cheer into the bleak and blizzard-hit Soviet winter. He reinstated the Christmas tree. Christmas, along with all religious celebrations, had been abolished in 1917 as part of the […]