Jul 11, 2018
After the death of Kirov, Stalin would turn his wrath towards
the Old Bolsheviks that remained as key revolutionary figures in
his own right. His fellow Communists could remember a time when
Stalin was not Lenin's divinely appointed successor; and for that,
they had to be destroyed.
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Jun 25, 2018
In the early 1930s, two mysterious (at the time) deaths occurred
to people who were close to Stalin as he consolidated power as the
supreme leader of the USSR.
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Jun 13, 2018
After consolidating power over his Bolshevik rivals, Stalin
dispensed with Lenin's pseudo-capitalist NEP and replaced it with
the top-down bureaucratic nightmare that was the Five-Year
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May 30, 2018
As Lenin's health declined, Stalin sought to outmanouver his rivals in the Bolshevik party and consolidate single-handed, dictatorial control over Russia.
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May 17, 2018
In this episode, we'll track Stalin's life and career through one of the most tumultuous times in Russian history: the Revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War that would follow. In these early days, we see Stalin's autocratic and ruthless nature beginning to be exposed; and we also try to answer the question: how did a...