Accordingly, if famine victims are included, a minimum of around 10 million deaths—6 million from famine and 4 million from other causes—are attributable to the regime, with a number of recent historians suggesting a likely total of around 20 million, citing much higher victim totals from executions, gulags, deportations and other causes. Adding 6–8 million famine victims to Erlikman's estimates above, for example, would yield a total of between 15 and 17 million victims. Researcher Robert Conquest, meanwhile, has revised his original estimate of up to 30 million victims down to 20 million. In his most recent edition of The Great Terror (2007), Conquest states that while exact numbers may never be known with complete certainty, the various terror campaigns launched by the Soviet government claimed no fewer than 15 million lives.[
So comrade Stalin knocked off 15 to 20 million of his own people.By famine,execution ,gulags etc etc.
By contrast Hitler scored "only" 6.5 million J's and Gypsies.He was an angel compared to Josef Stalin.
HItler (or Himmler) killed 6 million jews....along with another 4 million: Poles, liberals, homos and communists. As a product of directed #$%$ policy, we're talking 10 million engineered deaths.
Stalin's totalitarian policies killed "by contrast" around 22 million people. Does that mean Stalin was more monstrous than Hitler? (In March 1940, there were 53 separate camps and 423 labor colonies in the USSR).