On YouTube, I found a 3 part Stalin document, entitled “Apocalypse”. I hadn’t previously done much formal study into his 30 or so year reign. Though aware of his evil reputation, I wasn’t fully aware of the extent of his monstrous criminality until having watched this compelling film. It’s really a wonder that the Russian people endured at all, given the conditions he created for his fellow countryman.
One episode was particularly chilling. IT related to the program of collectivization.
I highly recommend for anyone interested in this historical period.