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History has it that Stalin and Napoleon were born a hundred years apart but in India, you will find the two working together – at least on paper.

Stalin and Napoleon (no relation to the Soviet dictator or the French emperor) are leaders in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a political party in Tamil Nadu that hogged headlines on Tuesday for withdrawing support to the ruling Congress-led coalition.

M.K. Stalin is the third son of DMK chief Karunanidhi and is his heir apparent. His father named him after Josef Stalin as proof of his communist leanings.

There are mixed feelings in Russia about the dictator who died 60 years ago and is accused of killing millions of civilians.