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Russian TV Revisits Trial of Stalinist Figure Beria

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Russian TV Revisits Trial of Stalinist Figure Beria

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Russian TV Revisits Trial of Stalinist Figure Beria

Russian TV Revisits Trial of Stalinist Figure Beria

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Russian television recently broadcast once-secret government files on the trial and execution of Lavrenti Beria, one of Joseph Stalin's more notorious henchmen. The broadcasts feed a public fascination with the bloody Soviet past. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mark Kramer, director of the Harvard Project on Cold War Studies.