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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore • communism • Soviet Union

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book cover of Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Recommendation 5 / 5

This book does much more than simply telling you a vivid (and astonishingly true) story of how Stalin, his relatives and immediate surroundings operated in one of the most lethal periods in Russian history. It exposes the way the Soviet brass thought, behaved and treated each other. The book depicts the way the whole Soviet system treated average people. The author doesn’t say it but having read the book, you’d understand why Soviet communism (and nowadays Russia) had never had and will never have a chance in competition with the West, simply because of the …