Thursday 18 November 1993
A portrait of Joseph Stalin continues a life of its own long after the dictator's death, emanating glowing radioactivity, AP reports from Moscow.
Officials said the engraving of Stalin on a metal plate was covered by a layer of radium with a radioactive level of 200,000 microroentgen (about 10,000 times higher than the normal level). The engraving was a gift to Stalin from collective farmers, and the radioactive substance was used to make it glow. It was recently buried at a special dump near Moscow.
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