Fifty-seven years ago

Posted by Tory Historian Friday, March 05, 2010 , ,

Not a round date but Tory Historian likes to celebrate this one. March 5, 1953 was the day when the death of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, one of the greatest mass murderers of all times (probably Mao Tse-Tung was worse but who is counting) was announced. There is some mystery, according to various accounts, not least by his daughter Svetlana, as to whether he did die on that day or the day before. Had he simply had a stroke and his entourage was too scared to do anything about it, hoping that he would simply die and that would be that? Possible.

The picture of the funeral procession does not show the exact truth. As Moscow was filled with crowds who were ordered to process, the side streets were closed off by the police and the secret police. People who tried to get out because of the ever growing numbers found their way blocked and there was a huge crush with unknown numbers killed in it. As Stalin lived, so he died - in a sea of blood.

2 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. why people tried to get out?it's their leader's furenal.Many people in our days think that Stalin was a nonsense of the counrty and he was too severe and cruel, that the Soviet Union never needed him. But it's not true i'm sure without him we would never ever win the fascists and live like we do now!!!
    i don't understand you people!!!

     
  3. Anonymous Says:
  4. YOUR FUCKED IN THE HEAD^^^... HE Killed a shitload of people... and Russia is still a shithole

     
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