Czech city government, to (long dead) Stalin: No citizenship for you!

Public domain photo of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who passed away on March 5, 1953.

RFE/RL reports that government leaders in one Czech town have engaged in some revisionist history.

Authorities in the Czech city of Ceske Budejovice have stripped the late Soviet dictator Josef Stalin of the title of honorary citizen.

The city council approved the decision in a vote on May 15.

The southern Czech city gave Stalin honorary citizenship in 1945, days after the Soviet Army liberated parts of what was then Czechoslovakia from Nazi Germany.

Wonder what Vladimir Putin thinks about this.

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