Stalin by Stalin: 1935–1937
A documentary directed by Nino Kirtadze.
Whereas Stalin imposes on the USSR excessive trials, arbitrary arrests, rough purges and forced exiles, “the people’s little father“ speaks to the Soviet nation with long speeches about the Soviet Constitution (1936) named “Stalin’s Constitution“, the elections and the democracy (1937) and the Stakhanovism (1935). We have found in the Russian archives, the complete versions of these speeches. More than a simple historical testimony, these addresses as well as the way they are filmed showed us the strength and the wheels of the Stalinist propaganda. They are also a beginning of the explanation of a nation’s fancy for its chief.