“Lenin left us a great legacy, but we, his heirs, have f***** it up.” So said Joseph Stalin (1878-1953). What is he referring to?

Answer: The German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. It was as close as Stalin came to admitting responsibility for his catastrophic error in judgement, namely his refusal to believe the intelligence indicating Germany was planning an invasion.

Source: Fateful Choices – Ten Decisions That Changed the World by Ian Kershaw

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