Let’s take a trip in the “way back” machine…..
When I was at university I took a course on Russian history….now there is a subject with everything……sex, intrigue, murder, espionage, war etc……
Back to the question…..who? Nobody special in Russian history….but you may know him by his “other” name….Josef Stalin.
His death was just an interesting case of intrigue? Some say so.
Since his death there has been all sorts of speculation about the circumstances around his death…..but first let’s look at the man, the leader…..
Joseph Stalin was born Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili on December 18, 1878, or December 6, 1878, according to the Old Style Julian calendar (although he later invented a new birth date for himself: December 21, 1879), in the small town of Gori, Georgia, then part of the Russian empire. When he was in his 30s, he took the name Stalin, from the Russian for “man of steel.”
The death of Stalin was interesting…some say he had a stroke, others say he had a heart attack, and others say the he was assassinated by his closest friend, Beria…..
I am to the mind that Beria had his chance to rid Russia of Stalin and he took it…..below is a study about the mysterious death of Stalin.
For weeks, Joseph Stalin had been plagued with dizzy spells and high blood pressure. [ Figure 1 ] His personal physician, Professor V. N. Vinogradov had advised that Stalin step down as head of the government for health reasons. That was not what Stalin wanted to hear from the good doctor. Soon the professor would pay for this temerity and indiscretion with his arrest and alleged involvement in the infamous Doctor’s Plot (dyelo vrachey).
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has been voted the most “outstanding” figure in Russia’s history, beating the country’s most beloved poet, Alexander Pushkin, and current Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The poll, by Russia’s independent Levada Center, is the latest to showcase the changing view amongst Russians of Stalin, who presided over mass deportations, a network of concentration camps—or gulags—and is believed to be responsible for the deaths of around 20 million Soviet citizens.
Do Russians not remember the agony that Stalin inflicted on the country? Or is that one of those “facts” that gets lost in translation? Maybe they suffer from “fake news” as well.