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Stalingradskaya Bitva


The First Front was part one of Russian filmmaker Vladimir Petrov's two-part historical epic Vladimir Petrov. The hero of the piece is, of course, Josef Stalin (Alexei Dieky), who courageously (in this film at least) urges his countrymen to stand their ground as the Nazis lay siege to Stalingrad in 1941. One suspects that Petrov's positive portrayal of Stalin as a cunning...more