Question: Stalin & his father
I recall reading an anecdote about Stalin and his father but for the life of me, I can't remember where I saw it and have been unable to track down the reference. Any help verifying, correcting or disproving the story would be a great help as I want to use it a book I'm writing (unrelated to Russian history) thatís due in to the publisher in 7 days! The anecdote as I remember it:
Stalin was a boy, about eight years old, when an important man came to the door of the family house. Stalin's father slapped him in the face, knowing that the trauma of the unexpected blow would keep Joseph from forgetting the man.
Ring any bells?
Thanks for your help!