[Widescreen ed.] - [London] : 2/entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, .
Video — 2 videodiscs (346 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
1. episodes 1-3
2. episodes 4-6.
Joseph Stalin - the supreme leader of the Soviet Union - was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions. He also had some unlikely relationships during the Second World War. This ambitious series uses exclusive evidence gained from the actual conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted. Dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material, reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews.
Writings and correspondence, relating to the Soviet economy, and especially to the role of women in the Soviet labor force from 1917 to World War II; the role of women in the Soviet armed forces during World War II; and the role of women in the German labor force during World War II. Includes letters by Pavel Aksel'rod and Karl and Luise Kautsky.
Correspondence, writings, reports, government documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to life in Russia prior to the 1917 Revolution; the persecution of the Jews in Russia and their emigration to Germany, 1904-1906; Soviet financial and commercial policy, 1918-1925; the purchase of 600 locomotives by the Soviet government from Sweden, 1920; and the German socialist Karl Liebknecht.