Pokhorony Stalina

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Pokhorony Stalina
Stalin's Funeral.jpg
Directed by Yevgeni Yevtushenko
Written by Yevgeni Yevtushenko
Starring Vanessa Redgrave
Aleksey Batalov
Georgi Yumatov
Yevgeni Yevtushenko
Narrated by Vsevolod Larionov
Music by Charlie Chaplin
G. Maya
Igor Nazaruk
Cinematography Anatoli Ivanov
Edited by Eleonora Praksina
Release dates
Running time
109 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Pokhorony Stalina (AKA Stalin's Funeral)[1] is a 1990 Soviet drama film written and directed by the famous poet, Yevgeni Yevtushenko. The film stars the British actress, Vanessa Redgrave.



Yevtushenko's was more critical of Joseph Stalin's crimes by the time of production and he also sought to emphasise his generation's rejection of Stalinism; "If one is to speak about Stalinism, then we are still digging down to the roots of the poisonous tree of totalitarianism, of which Stalin was the gardener. But this film is not about the roots and not about the gardener but rather about the green shoots sprouting in the evil shade of that tree and yet straining toward the light - about our generation."[2]


  1. ^ M. Lyman, Stanford (2001). Roads to dystopia: sociological essays on the postmodern condition. University of Arkansas Press. 
  2. ^ L. Ryan, Karen (2009). Stalin in Russian satire, 1917-1991. University of Wisconsin Press. 

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