Dragon destruction in U.S.S.R.
When I was a kid, in the late 40s, Stalin had just stopped being Uncle Joe, & had become the new villan.
I, vaguely remember being very upset about the tale/ rumour that Stalin had ordered the destruction of 1000 ( one thousand) Dragons.
Looking back I wonder was it 1000 Dragons, 1000 sail boats or just 1000 boats.
Were they considered un-proletareate, or was it scorched earth policy, 1941?
Was it true? Did I imagine the whole thing?
Anybody else remember 1948?
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