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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

History, Art and Culture

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?