Monday, February 20, 2006

Newyorkology investigates Stalin

Amy over at Newyorkology recently investigated the rumour that Josep Stalin had visited New York City and used the secret train platform beneath the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

The 7 February "
Waldorf-Astoria's private rail platform forever closed" not only reported that the platform is closed but so is the case on the Stalin rumour: Josep Stalin never visited New York City, and therefore he could never have used the platform. His successor, Nikita Krushchev, did visit New York and stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria, "but arrived by motorcade."

Previously on Slavs of New York:
Stalinist Architecture via New York?

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