The famous literary critic, author of popular books, hundreds of actual articles, television cycles, profound researcher and subtle stylist, winner of the prestigious awards Lev Anninsky believes that the best of his works is “Ivanov’s Life”, the documentary novel about his family history. He is convinced that “the literary process in Russia is inseparably linked to the tragic history of our country, and the future mankind will remember alternately heroic and tragic side of this history, depending on what will be hurting humanity at the moment.” The place of Russia and Russians in the changing world, international relations at different historical stages, Russian history and culture in the context of contemporary historical moment, why the great Russian literature “was, and is not existing and cannot exist today ” – all the above in the interview of Lev Anninsky to Alexander Ageev and Alexander Isayev.
As a man of his time, Khrushchev in his heart was remaining a revolutionary romantic. Therefore, being surrounded by the Stalinists, he dealt a crushing blow to the image of Stalin as a dictator and a tyrant, but at the same time he wanted to preserve the state created by Stalin, not realizing that he undermines its sacred foundations.
When the order on the elimination of Beria arrived, at first it was decided to organize a car accident. It’s hard to say now why this plan was changed. Perhaps, it was decided not to risk as Beria was a very experienced bureaucrat, a master of apparatus intrigues.