Stalin's death and legacy at home and abroad

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Stalin died on 5th March 1953

  • He suffered a stroke days before, but was not seen by doctors until the following day
  • Some speculate that his colleagues saw an opportunity to hasten his demise
  • Stalin's funeral was held on 9th March 1953

The news of Stalin's death was deeply shocking to the Soviet people

  • Stalin's domestic legacy was, first and foremost, one of inhumanity and disdain for human life
  • Stalin had also modernised the Soviet


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