In late 1952, an aging and increasingly paranoid Stalin puts in motion a purge against his doctors, with antisemitic overtones. His lackeys, including Khrushchev, Molotov and Beria, fear it will spread to the Politburo, and plan to strike first.
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The Soviet Government showed its displeasure at this production by shutting down the CBS News bureau in Moscow. From then on, other Western news bureaus in Moscow were circumspect in their reporting on the USSR. A few years later, they received word of an anti-Soviet uprising in a remote city. Not wanting to suffer the same fate as CBS, they sat on the story rather than incur the Kremlin's wrath. See more