posted on Feb, 25 2003 @ 06:01 PM
Fifty years ago, on 5 March 1953, the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin died.
His political life as a dictator who dominated millions has been minutely dissected over the decades.
But his last days continue to provoke speculation and argument.
Did he die of natural causes following a brain haemorrhage or was Stalin killed because he was about to plunge the Soviet Union into a war its people
were in no position to fight?
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