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1953 Stalin Dies

Stlain's Funeral

On March 5th, 1953 Joseph Stalin died of a cerebral hemorrhage. His death brought to an end one of the most deadly dictatorships of the 20th century. His funeral was held on March 9th in Red Square. Stalin was succeeded by Nikita Khrushchev. The new government eliminated some of the most repressive activities of the Stalin regime, including the execution of Laurentia Beria the head of the Secret Police.