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The Pianist who Killed Stalin

In his 2017 film โ€œThe Death of Stalin,โ€ Armando Iannucci links the titular event to a letter penned by pianist Maria Yudina: โ€œJoseph Vissarionovich Stalin, you have betrayed our nation and destroyed its people. I pray for your end and ask the Lord to forgive you. Tyrant.โ€ In Iannucciโ€™s history-as-farce, the dictator reads this note […]