STALIN. THE LAST DAYS
History of the XX century / 1 x 44'
It is 1953 – the last year of Stalin’s life. The supreme leader is ill and extremely isolated. He lives in an empty, dark house. He does not trust his few remaining companions and is fearful of losing power. So he develops a new plan to remove his enemies, with the aim of bringing the generation which had triumphed in the Second World War to its knees. Stalin’s plan is simple and clever: a fabricated ‘Doctors’ Plot’ will create anti-Semitism and provoke a wave of nationalist hatred across the country. This will justify a campaign of terror to crush the unrest. “Put them all in chains!” Stalin wrote in his diary...
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