March 6, 1953, the Soviet Union announced that Comrade Stalin had died the day before. The address that was given to the Central Committee and to all working people of the Soviet Union highlighted the greatness of Stalin. It was a great piece of work politically; it showcased all the great things that the party and Stalin did for Russia. The address was a look at what we did for you the people more than it was were so sorry Stalin died. The address made over Stalin death was a very easy way to thank Stalin for what he did and to push the party forward. The change of power was under way.
In the wake of Stalin’s death, the funeral in Moscow ended up being deadly for the thousands that flock to see a glimpse of the great Stalin. The mobs of people became too much and a small girl ended up getting crushed. The people screamed, “Form chains! Form chains!” while people where being crushed and mangled in the confusion in the crowed. I think the want to see the simple Soviet man as one spectator called it, was a huge reason why so many people in Moscow where in an upheaval at his funeral. It is ironic that with how many people died by the hands of Stalin that even his funeral people died. A fitting way to end his regime, don’t you think?
In the end Stalin can never be erased from Soviet history his influence defined what Soviet Russia was. As the address stated, “The immortal name of STALIN will live forever in the hearts of the Soviet people and all progressive mankind.” The hearts of the workers and the collective farmers could never forget Stalin and the party for everything they did to them. This chapter of Soviet history is done. Lenin last brother in arms is gone and Russia will look to form a new chapter for the Communist party.