History 19/01/20 Nadezhda Alliluyeva: the mystery of the death of Stalin’s second wife
the death of the second wife of Joseph Stalin raises many questions even among modern historians. However, not less interesting are some of the events that followed the suicide of Nadezhda Alliluyeva. This destruction suicide letter Alliluyeva, and disappearance of documents on the autopsy of the body, and the words spoken by Stalin at the coffin of his wife.
the Circumstances of the death of Alliluyeva
According to the official version, the second wife of Joseph Stalin, Nadezhda Alliluyeva committed suicide in the night from 8 to 9 November 1932. According to Eugene Dzhugashvili in his book, “My grandfather Joseph Stalin”, the first dead Alliluyeva was found by the housekeeper, Carolina till. And it happened by chance, as a shot, nobody has heard of, including Stalin, who was in the next room. And this fact is one of the main oddities that accompanied the death of Alliluyeva. However, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili mentions that on the eve of the tragedy, the leaders of the government celebrated the anniversary of the revolution, so dream of the leader and was so strong.
Despite the fact that some historians still do not believe in the version about suicide of Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Nikolay Zenkovich, the author of the book “Leaders and followers”, more inclined to suicide. As indirect evidence Zenkovich cites the fact that after the tragedy the relatives of Nadezhda Sergeevna did not turn away from the leader, but on the contrary had given him every support and sincerely sympathetic. That after the death of his wife, Stalin looked depressed, testified and Molotov, and Kaganovich, and Khrushchev.
the concealment of the cause of death
However, the real cause of the death of Nadezhda Alliluyeva, at least initially, were known to only narrow circle of people. All just announced the sudden death of Alliluyeva without details. Only a day later Kaganovich Stalin at the request of said callaham about what had really happened. What can we say about ordinary citizens. As claimed by Roy and Zhores Medvedev, the authors of the publication “the Unknown Stalin”, the press, confined to phrases like “premature death”, “a painful condition”, “death snatched”. The chief’s children did and said that their mother died of appendicitis.
according to Vadim Telecine, author of the book “Stalin”, the option of appendicitis risk to turn into an official cause of death Alliluyeva. According to the daughter of the Deputy of the Kremlin hospital Levin, Poskrebyshev was offered to her father to sign the appropriate conclusion. But Levin, however, as two other doctors, this offer is refused. What Levin and Pletnev Kannel and looked at the body Alliluyeva. That’s just the postmortem of the body of the wife of the leader disappeared. Michael Matusow, author of the book “Russian Holocaust”, claims that they were simply destroyed.
the Disappearance of letters and strange words Stalin
Vanished and a suicide letter to Nadezhda Alliluyeva, which was allegedly found near her body. Svetlana Alliluyeva wrote that those who happened to see the message her mother claimed that it was full of accusations against Stalin, including political. About the Association of Nadezhda Alliluyeva with the opposition mentioned, and KGB major fishes (Alexander Nikishin “the Secret of Russian vodka”). According to Rybin, Nadezhda S. was present at the funeral of the Trotskyist Ioffe, which Zinoviev called Stalin a traitor. The leader was very annoyed by this act of his wife.
But the disappearance of the documents the strangeness in this case is not limited. Mysterious episodes continued to occur during the funeral of Nadezhda Alliluyeva. So, Edvard Radzinsky in his book “my Friend, my enemy…” writes that Stalin came to the coffin, kissed his wife and said quietly, “I’m Sorry I did not save!”. However, according to Eugene Hussars, the author of the book “Stalin lives”, with reference to Felix Chuev, Molotov told me that the leader of his wife’s forgiveness not asked for, and just said, “Not saved”. From whom or what Stalin did not save Alliluyeva, remained a mystery.
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