Boy turns up as Joseph Stalin instead of Joseph of Nazareth for Christmas school play

Boy turns up as Joseph Stalin instead of Joseph of Nazareth for Christmas school play
Published: 2014 December 29 17:57:31 (12701 Views)
Ilya Gavrichenko, a 12-year-old Russian schoolboy mistakenly turned up to a school Christmas play dressed as Joseph Stalin not Joseph of Nazareth.

Ilya thought he was meant to be playing the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and when he told his parents, they put together the perfect costume - moustache and all.

It was only when he arrived on the night of the performance that they realised he was meant to be playing a very different role - Joseph of Nazareth.

With no time to change before the start of the nativity, he was left with no choice but to accompany the Virgin Mary to Bethlehem while dressed as the murderous tyrant.

His father Fedor, who made the costume, said: 'We even got him a perfect moustache.



'We were all ready for him to be a success.'

Despite the misunderstanding over the boy's part in the play, Ilya still kept the audience entertained with his performance.

'He was supposed to accompany the Virgin Mary but there was no time to change the outfit,' his father said.

'Each time he went out on stage, the mothers were in hysterics, crying and yowling from somewhere under their chairs.

'My son was lost because of mixing up the part he was playing, and feeling guilty for having done so.'

Stalin ruled the USSR with an iron fist from 1922 to 1952 and was responsible for the deaths of millions of people.




Source - Daily Mail

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