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But in 1951, Ginzburg was dismissed from the atom bomb project as Stalin led a fresh campaign of anti-Semitism which aimed to blame Jews for the Soviet Union's problems and exile them into labor camps.
"It was a tremendous luck that the Great Leader did not have enough time to carry out what he had planned to do and died, or was killed, on 5th March 1953," Ginzburg wrote in the article.
He said he and his second wife Nina Yermakova had celebrated the day of Stalin's death ever since as a "great festival."
Ginzburg was active in public life after the demise of the Soviet Union, s