October 31, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1961 – In the Soviet Union, the body of Joseph Stalin was removed from Lenin’s Tomb where it had been on public display. Pictures of the remarkably life-like corpse were difficult to obtain, but the CIA was finally able to bribe a couple of KGB personnel and procure them. The pictures, which became unclassified in 2011, definitely showed a stake driven through the chest area of the corpse of Stalin.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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