Death In The Kremlin: Killer of the Masses

Back in 1931, when Stalin was ruthlessly liquidating the kulaks in his drive to collectivize the land, he gave one of his rare interviews to outsiders. His guests were George Bernard Shaw and Lady Astor. As always, Nancy Astor was forthright : "When are you going to stop killing people?" she asked Stalin.

"When it is no longer necessary," Stalin replied. "Soon, I hope."

Eleven years later, in the dark war year of 1942, on Churchill's last night in Russia, Stalin invited Churchill to his quarters for drinks. After the drinks, after an improvised but...

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