The story of the great Soviet Composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.
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At 1:41:24, during the press conference in New York, the character seated beside Robert Urquhart
has an unmistakably 1980s haircut, although the scene takes place in 1949. See more
Finland. We could need her for our forward bases, should anyone attack us.
Finland is our friend, we have a special relationship.
And if she denies us bases, we'll attack her. That's what 'special relationship' means.
By the time of his death, August 9, 1975, Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich, People's Artist of the Soviet Union, had completed 15 Symphonies, 15 String Quartets, 4 Operas and 45 Ballets and Film Scores; in all, at least 147 works. By the time of his death, March 5, 1953, Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, Marshal of the Soviet Union, had murdered, or caused to be put to death, in peacetime, in all, at least 30 million people. See more