World War: EASTERN THEATER: Man of Steel

Behind blackout curtains, the lights burned late in a second-floor room of the Kremlin. Often last week, as in other weeks, they burned until four or five in the morning. Joseph Stalin was studying the greatest battle in history. One night the ballet season came to Moscow. A great Moscow crowd applauded the lyricism of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. But this year it was not for Joseph Stalin, who loves the ballet. He was absorbed with the most crucial reflections and decisions of his life. And now with a British mission in Moscow...

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