Joseph Stalin was a Child Rapist
He was 36 years old when he began a sexual relationship with 13 year old Lidia Pereprygina. He impregnated her and the baby died. When she fell pregnant again, he ran away and left her to raise the child alone. Lidia was not the only victim. According to various testimonies from the book Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin had a pattern of pursuing underage girls.
Lidia Pereprygina had barely entered puberty when Stalin raped her. Its quite understandable why so many have labeled Joseph Stalin a pedophile. Even in the crumbling Russian Empire, the age of consent was 14. Meaning both legally and morally, Lidia Pereprygina could not consent. Stalin committed statuatory rape.
While the political statements of the author are infantile, there's no denying the credibility of his work. Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore discussed Stalin's rapes against Lidia Pereprygina long before mainstream outlets ever did. And when DNA tests were done to verify the claims, Young Stalin was vindicated as a work of great historical value. Seriously, bravo, fantastic book. And again for the deaf in the audience, Joseph Stalin was a child rapist. #Stalin #JosephStalin