Khrushchev's Secret Speech

Before 1956, Josef Stalin had always been portrayed as a hero of the Soviet Union.

Then, in a secret speech to a Communist Party conference, his successor, Nikita Khrushchev, denounced him as a brutal and paranoid tryant.

Witness hears from Russians who remember the speech and the shock it caused.

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10 minutes

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Thu 24 Feb 2011 11:50 GMT

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