Who Killed Josef Stalin – BBC Timewatch
On 5 March 1953, the Soviet leader Josef Stalin died.
His political life as a dictator who dominated millions has been minutely dissected over the decades. But his last days continue to provoke speculation and argument.
Did he die of natural causes following a brain haemorrhage or was Stalin killed by any of his closest associates?
Acclaimed Historian Simon Sebag-Montefiore investigates the mystery surrounding Joseph Stalin’s death. In this short film, watch as Sebag-Montefiore talks to a boyhood friend of Stalin’s children about whether Stalin’s son Vasily had anything to do with his father’s death.
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