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Bridget Kendall brings to life the memories of those who were there when the death of Stalin in 1953 ushered in a brief thaw in the decades-long dictatorship of Soviet communism.

In a series exploring decisive moments in the early years of the Cold War, Bridget Kendall brings to life the personal recollections of those who were there when the death of Stalin in 1953 dramatically changed life in Soviet Russia and ushered in a brief political thaw in the decades long dictatorship of Soviet Communism.

Featuring Vladimir Ashkenazy, Tatiana Baeva, Sergei Khrushchev, Vladlen Loginov and Alexei Shipovalnikov.

Producer: Martin Williams.

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Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out

Foreign Bodies: Keeping the Wolf Out

Philip Palmer's detective drama set in communist Hungary in 1963.

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