Remember the Date: 5 March 1953 – the death of Stalin
(From left to right) Stalin, Aleksei Rykov, Lev Kamenev, and Grigory Zinoviev in 1925. Source: Wikipedia

Joseph Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jughashvili on 18 December [Old Style 6 December] 1878) died on 5 March 1953 at the Kuntsevo Dacha aged 74 after suffering a stroke. He was given a state funeral with four days of national mourning declared. On 6 March, the coffin with Stalin’s body was put on display at the Hall of Columns in the House of the Unions. On 9 March his body was interred in the Lenin Mausoleum where it remained until 1961 when it was removed on Khrushchev’s orders and placed in the Kremlin wall.


‘Death and State Funeral of Joseph Stalin,’ Wikipedia


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