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‘The Death of Stalin’ Film Review

Rotten Tomatoes gives director Armando Iannucci’s recently released comedy The Death of Stalin a 96 percent viewer rating

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ON A DAY THIS WEEK, in April, 1930

The 14th April 1930, Leningrad’s Krasnaya Gazeta (The Red Gazette) reported that Soviet “poet-tribune” Vladimir (Volodya) Mayakovsky, had committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart

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ON A DAY THIS WEEK IN JULY 1919

On a day this week, the 5th July, 1919, after more than 16 years struggling to organise the militant proletariat in both Germany and Russia, the communist and revolutionary, Eugen Leviné was shot dead by firing squad in Stadelheim Prison

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