Stalin's death

Even the story of this cruel dictator finised long time ago, we still don't know the truth about his life and about his death too. Let me introduce you the most popular versions.


The first version is that he died from a stroke.

According to the official version adopted in the USSR Stalin died of hemorrhagic stroke. His illness began on the night of 1 March and on the fifth day he died. On February 28 in the evening Stalin together with Khrushchev, Malenkov, Beria and Bulganin dines on government dacha (Outside of Moscow. It is the Summer house - author's note). Guests leave at five in the morning. Stalin is asking the chief of the guard General Khrustalev go to sleep and do not disturbe him. At 11 in the morning of 1 March guard becomes nervous. Usually at this time boss was already on his feet. At 6 p.m. in the dining room the guards saw the lights but no one was called. The head of security is missing. Only half past ten in the evening, the guards entered the Stalin's room and found him paralyzed. Firstly about it were informed Beria and Malenkov. They arrived at 3 a.m. on March 2. In 8.30 a.m. arrived Khrushchev and half an hour later doctors came. The official message of Stalin's illness appeared on 4 March. According to this version a stroke happened on 2nd March in the Moscow apartment. Time and place of the incident have been changed. Stalin for his age was relatively healthy person. He regularly had tests and was examined but no serious change was detected. On the other hand were the witnesses who claimed the opposite. Theoretically stroke could happen but the most important that the patient within two days was without assistance.

The second version: the conscious failure to render assistance.

Firstly the doctors tried to reduce the pressure and encourage the work of the heart. Such tactics are beyond doubt. At that time such diagnosis was negative. Stalin never recovered from his paralysis. But if Stalin survived he would have remained a powerful political player. The impression is that colleagues of party consciously tried to leave everything as it and gave Stalin an opportunity to die. The absence of fear of subordinates for failure to provide care that is another argument in favor of this version.

The third version is murder.

Around Stalin was emerged the circle of political competitors. For them, the death of the leader was beneficial so they could take advantage of the circumstances, or to provoke them. Early spring of 1953 was mortally dangerous time for Stalin's closest - to Georgy Malenkov and Lavrenti Beria. And actually there is a version that before his death, Stalin was preparing to start a nuclear war with the United States. Stalin was an indisputable authority for millions but did not satisfy the ruling elite. Memories lefted by Molotov also confirm the version of the murder of Stalin. During the holiday on May 1st 1953 Lavrenty Beria said to Molotov that he killed Stalin. In 1990 appear studies of these events based on the interviews of the guards of the dacha. Ivan Khrustalyov was probably the last person who saw Stalin alive. It's strange that two weeks after the death of Joseph Stalin, this young man also died. Most likely the murder of Stalin was done by natural curare poison or drug warfarin. Poisons were widely applied and are still applied in the practice of security officers. Curare poison is used for people whose death is officially registered as heart failure. After the death of the leader, the collective leadership of the country began the audit of his course as it is in the coup. Stalin's death for millions of people was a tragedy and a deliverance.


Couple of intresting notes about todays Russia. I am sure you heard about that movie and possibly watched English comedy " The Death of Stalin" 2017. Even in spite of the fact that Russian cinemas held an advertisement and announced the date of the movie, the film lost its rental ID. Here you can watch it only through the internet.


Very soon, a new monument to Stalin will appear in Novosibirsk on Victory Day on May 9, 2019. In modern Russia, this does not happen very often. Stalin is still too controversial figure. Most often, new memorials appear on private initiative and in private territory. In general, there are about 90 monuments to Stalin in total in Russia (together with Soviet undestroyed monuments), about 35 in Georgia and in different countries: Germany, the USA, China, the Czech Republic and others.


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