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Moscow bookstore refuses to sell magazine on Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact due to image of Hitler-Stalin wedding on cover

Source: Ekho Moskvy

The Moscow bookstore Molodaya Gvardia has refused to sell the latest issue of the pop history magazine Diletant, Ekho Moskvy reported. The cover of the magazine depicts Joseph Stalin in a bridal veil alongside Adolf Hitler, who is wearing a suit with a swastika on the front.

According to, store employees found the cover to be “inappropriate” because of the veil adorning Stalin. They were also concerned about violating Russia’s law against the display of Nazi symbols. Diletant’s editor-in-chief told Ekho Moskvy that the cover image is in fact a reproduction of an old American caricature.

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