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Stalin's Death

I have been reading "Soviet Power and Policy," an anthology of essays published in 1955. One paragraph definitely caught my attention. The last sentence:

"According to a number of completely unverified newspaper reports, the chief of Stalin's personal force was killed on about February 15, 1953, and shortly afterward Stalin himself was murdered."

I know that Stalin died around that time but from a stroke. This has provided an unexpected insight into the initial beliefs concerning his death and into how the press handled it.


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Jul. 8th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
The rumors abput Stalin' sdeath are [retty persitant. It is beleived by some that he was poisoned by Beria with support of Malenkov - old-time government officials, ranked second and third in command.

There is a Russian fictional show called "stalin.live" where this version described in details. Not sure if it has english subtitles though.
Jul. 16th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
I watched "Burnt by the Sun" Great movie.
Jul. 16th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Me too, some 15 years ago. Great movie. Not everyone likes Nikita Mikhalkov's style, but he is a very talented actor and movie director.

Not sure if I liked it that much now, though.
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