Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast

STATE FUNERAL (Sergei Loznitsa; 2019)

May 21, 2021

Kristaps Andrejsons, journalist and host of The Eastern Border podcast, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this documentary which provides a startling insight into the cult of personality surrounding Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

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CONTENT WARNING: In this episode, we discuss the violence of the Soviet state under Joseph Stalin.

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