A limestone statue being unveiled on Stalin’s birthday in central Budapest (top). The inscription reads, “From the grateful Hungarian people to the great Stalin.” The statue was pushed off its plinth in 1956. A memorial to victims of the first Hungarian Revolution of 1848 stands in the spot today. 1949 photo: Fortepan/Magyar Rendor
Amos Chapple is a New Zealand photojournalist with a particular interest in the former U.S.S.R.