A Soviet poster saying "Beloved Stalin - the happiness of the people"
Maybe this is a myth or a true story. I took it from Radzinsky’s book about Stalin.
There was one huge statue of Stalin's at the Volga-Don Channel – somewhere on its banks and it was erected in honor of the author of this great project – Stalin himself.
One day a bureaucrat responsible for the statue noticed that large flocks of birds liked to sit on it. He got alarmed - birds would crap on the statue. Therefore, he decided to direct high voltage electricity through it.
And every morning, workers-prisoners would gather many corpses of dead birds around the clean statue of Stalin and bury them nearby.