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Simon Sebag Montefiore on Stalin: The Red Tsar

Simon Sebag Montefiore in conversation with Matt Stadlen

73 mins watch time

Posted February 2021

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He was the cobbler’s son who became the Red Tzar; a merciless psychopath and consummate politician; a charismatic but dangerous boy who became a fanatical revolutionary, gangster and dictator. But what lay beneath the many chilling personas of Joseph Stalin? How did he go from abject poverty to absolute power?