Former head coach of Lokomotiv Yuri Semin shared his opinion about Joseph Stalin. An interview with a specialist was published in Youtube-channel Sports.ru.
The 74-year-old coach recalled his grandmother’s reaction to Stalin’s death in March 1953. “I saw that people were crying, followed his coffin. Nobody forced them. It means there were good moments in his reign, ”Semin said.
The ex-coach of the Russian national team also reminded the interviewer that in addition to winning the Great Patriotic War, under Stalin’s leadership, it was possible to restore the country in a short time.
In December 2019, sports journalist Dmitry Guberniev negatively assessed the role of Stalin in the Great Patriotic War, for which he was criticized by sports figures. In particular, former boxer Nikolai Valuev and ex-player of the Russian national football team Dmitry Kombarov reacted to the words of the journalist.
Semin is known for his work at Lokomotiv and as the head coach of the Russian national team.