There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag-Montefiore has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but men and women whose loyalty he trusted only until the next purge. Here is the Stalin story from the inside, full of revelations: how the death of Stalin's wife was hushed up - was it suicide?; how the Soviet leaders and their families lived and partied inside the ...

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar 2003, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842127261

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