Want a good read?
Sam Eastland’s Eye of the Red Tsar is one you will not put down, once begun.
I began the book without reading the data regarding his historical research, suspecting as I read, “this man has done his homework”.
Having read on this era for 40+ years, I was amazed at his insights and attention to detail. So much, so, I couldn’t put the book down!
His conclusion has me waiting for the sequel!
Pick it up.
I suspect he is going to develop for us a side of Stalin we haven't considered, yet will give evidence of what some theologians designate as God's Common Grace manifest amongst the worst of us.
A concept we generally seek to deny and or avoid