The Red tsar

United Kingdom, 1984

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Episode number 6 of Series “History in action”.
In 1929, Joseph Stalin celebrated his 50th. birthday. This event was celebrated across the USSR in a blaze of glory not seen since the days of the Tsar. 176 million people venerated Stalin at that time. Stalin had been a leading revolutionary figure since 1903, eclipsed by Lenin, but becoming the key political figure after Lenin’s death. This program looks at Stalin’s rise to become leader of the USSR.



Julia Spark

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Granada Television International






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