When the Lie Becomes a Pillar of the StateIt was the film’s most…

When the Lie Becomes a Pillar of the State

It was the film’s most wonderfully stirring scene.

Cheering crowds, including newly released concentration camp victims still in their black and white striped prison garb, swarmed to meet Comrade Stalin, who had descended from the sky in his personal plane to celebrate the Russian victory over the last Nazi forces in Berlin.

“Glory to Stalin! He is forever true,” the crowd shouted and sang. They simply could not contain their euphoria.

Stalin, clad in a snow white, bemedaled jacket matched with crisp, sharply creased black trousers, slowly descended the stairs. He then greeted the victorious military leaders one by one, all the while graciously accepting the acclaim of the fevered mob.

Later, Sofiko Chiaureli, the beautiful daughter of the film’s director Mikheil Chiaureli, recalled the initial viewing of the ecstatic scene from the film The Fall of Berlin.  The entire Politburo was gathered to view it.

“The film was running. My father was sitting at the back. Of course, everybody had their eyes glued to the screen, but my father was watching Stalin and observing his reactions because for him it was a matter of life or death.

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