Behind the Iron Curtain: March 5, 1953

The day when Stalin’s life ended became a day of new beginnings for millions of people. People rotting in labor camps, people forced to resettle, people who never met their parents, people who went to bed every night fearing arrests.
Here is what it looked like in 1953:

  • Boy the fellow in front on the left side carrying the casket sure looks like Breshnev…. but I think the timeline would be wrong.