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7133I WAS STALIN'S BODYGUARD*I WAS STALIN'S BODYGUARD*1990color73 minvhs A controversial film that created a storm in Russia by taking the cloak off a violent, repressive era of Soviet history. Filmmaker Semeon Aranovitch found the last surviving personal bodyguard of Josef Stalin, who began to work for him in the 1930s. The film weaves together unprecedented, first-hand testimony with rare footage, including Stalin's home movies. What emerges is a singular portrait of a violent and complex era during which Stalin consolidated his power through brutal repression, yet lead the Soviet Union to victory in World War II. [Donated by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature] (In Russian with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)