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You know that nasty guy Stalin? Let’s use him!
It seems some people in Ukraine haven’t been paying their utility bills on time, and the heating company needed an ad campaign to make them cough up the money.
Who could make these deadbeats sit up and pay attention? The utility hit upon the idea of using Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, to warn customers to pay or face “unavoidable punishment.”
I’m not making any of this up. Yes, they chose the man many historians say engineered the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine, during which up to 10 million people died. The ad campaign has now been pulled. Here is the Rough Cut Video: