- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 2, 2006
Go beyond the numbing statistics of horror and misery to probe the soul of one of the 20th century's most reviled figures.
- Secrets held for decades are exposed in this incisive series.
- Highly-placed sources and leading experts reveal long-suppressed stories.
- Meet the men and women whose support was critical to Stalin's campaigns.
They are the stories that have been suppressed or overlooked for years and even generations. They expose the dark side of heroes, the humanity of villains, and the behind-the-scenes deals and bargains struck on the eve of history's most important events. Filled with extraordinary footage and interviews with eyewitnesses and those who have dedicated the lives to exposing the truth, DECLASSIFIED illuminates fresh facets of some of the most compelling personalities and moments of the past.
Joseph Stalin remains a powerful and dark figure even 50 years after his death. His legacy as a personification of evil in the 20th century rivals Adolf Hitler's. Using newly unearthed materials and testimony, DECLASSIFIED reveals a never-before-seen Stalin. Archival material helps illuminate the vast foundation--human, psychological, and physical--that supported and encouraged him. And experts present portraits of the men and women who did his bidding, lived in fear of him and, more often than not, were betrayed by him.