Could Josef Stalin be made a saint?
This is a strange story.
The Communist party in St. Petersburg, Russia, has approached the Orthodox Church to make Josef Stalin a saint if he wins this television poll to nominate him as the greatest Russian in history.
Stalin was responsible for the deaths of about 15 million people during his 31-year reign.
Currently he is in second place to Nicholas II.
Stalin last week surrendered a narrow lead to Nicholas II in the contest, which is based on the BBC's Great Britons series.
But with a result not expected until the end of the year, the country's Communists are convinced that Stalin will still emerge the victor.
While the poll, conducted by the state run Rossiya channel, has been criticised for allowing multiple voting, there is little doubt that Stalin has undergone a remarkable renaissance in recent years.
Opinion polls regularly name him Russia's greatest post-revolution leader after Vladimir Putin, the prime minister.
The wartime leader's resurgence owes much to the Kremlin, which under Mr Putin's presidency appeared to support a campaign to rehabilitate Stalin, with television documentaries, films and books released in recent years eulogising him.
A newly published history text book, approved by the Kremlin for use in all schools, glossed over the more unappealing parts of Stalin's rule and ultimately concluded that he was the Soviet Union's most successful leader.
"Stalin is the most popular name in Russia," said Sergei Malinkovich, the Communist party leader who is driving the Stalin canonisation campaign.
"The people have forgiven him for the repressions, the collectivization, the elimination of cadres of the Red Army and other inevitable errors and tragedies of those cruel military and revolutionary times.
"Stalin has become the true national leader of Russia. He turned a backward country into an industrial giant."
The Orthodox Church does not seem to be too happy about it considering Stalin destroyed thousands of churches and sent tens of thousands of priests to their deaths when he was alive.
I wouldn't be too inclined to let him be a saint either!
Nicholas II does not seem to be much better though. He and his family were murdered in 1918 with personal authority from Lenin.