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Response to Stuart G (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 11:11 AM

33. I don't know about going on a 3 day drunk but according to Kruschev

A week after the start of Barbarossa, the Germans captured Minsk. Stalin was in his HQ with leading Soviet generals and officials when he received the news. After being unable to contact generals on the front lines due to a communications issue, Stalin reportedly proclaimed "All that which Lenin created, we have shat away" and stormed out of the room. He retreated to his dacha for 2 days. When Molotov, Beria, and other top Soviet leaders arrived at his house, Stalin asked them, "have you come to shoot me or to arrest me?"

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