Miklós Kun

Miklós Kun

Miklós Kun (Kasin, 1946), historian, university professor, Kremlinologist. Main works by the author: 1917 – a Chronicle (1988), Admiral Kolcsak’s Confessions (1990), Restored History (1999), The Unknown Stalin (2002), Russia at Crossroads.The Natural History of Dictatorship (2005). Winner of Széchenyi Prize (2011) and was awarded Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic in 2002.


It is difficult to interpret the life and times of Joseph Stalin (1878?–1953) according to Euro- Atlantic world values. After the staged showdown in the wake of victory in the World War, the remarks of leading political figures at the XIXth Party Congress organised in October 1952 gave the impression


In the 1920s and 1930s Joseph Stalin was usually cordial and obliging with his foreign visitors. But with the passing of time, he dropped this pretence of affability in the presence of guests from abroad with increasing frequency. On such occasions “Uncle Joe”, as he was referred to by Roosevelt