The Boy Who Knocked Stalin Down
On the anniversary of his death, Russians argue over whether Josef Stalin was a saviour or a tyrant. Kate Adie hosts despatches from Moscow, Turkey, Sweden, Singapore and Pakistan.
Correspondents' stories. Today: Steve Rosenberg's in Moscow as Russians debate the legacy of Josef Stalin sixty years after his death. There's speculation that Turkey could be poised to sign a peace deal to end the long conflict with Turkish rebels - James Reynolds has been investigating. Steve Vickers tells us why the Swedish authorities want to move their northernmost city to a new location two miles away. Owen Bennett Jones reflects on how much the instability and violence in today's Pakistan has shaped a new generation of successful novelists and Judith Kampfner's returned to Singapore, where she was born and brought up, and found it readier than ever to embrace its multi-ethnic history. She also enjoyed its wobbly cakes!
From Our Own Correspondent is produced by Tony Grant.