Obviously this movie was way above your educational level and you couldn’t figure out that it was a….COMEDIC commentary on how ridiculous all these Soviet Elite were and are.I watched this the other night. Couldn't finish it. Amateur hour. Jobs for the boys. Worth a watch, but don't expect much. It didn't really tell the story well either. Watch it if you can. Look up some of the characters. The bloke that had a penchant for rape is well worth looking up. Beria?
There was a really good article I read about him but I can't find it now. This seems worth a shot: HISTORY's Forgotten People: Lavrentiy Beria
Stalin was a fruticake. Beria was an even more oddball fruitcake.
I'm ignorant of history. But so are most people. But you don't have to scratch deep to see some real horrors in that period.
Stalin had about 20 buzzers/bells underneath his desk apparently. Some were just to bring him is fave cocktail, others were to summon the big boys. No one really knew. But most everyone turned a whiter shade of pale when he reached underneath his desk.
Not out and out insanity. The truly insane aren't much of a problem to anyone but their immediate and close circles.
But a form of megalomania that swept everyone along with it, all fueled by good old fashioned and down to earth fear. The people that can bottle that essence and dole it out as needed, tend to get ahead in life. Sometimes a little too far ahead.
Since it’s too high speed for you, I’d recommend some Enid Blyton.