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Called to Account?

Edvard Radzinsky’s Stalin has a good account of Stalin’s last days. This short passage caught my attention today:

“After February 17 no visitors to Stalin’s office are recorded. In fact he never returned to Moscow after that date. Someone has drawn a red line in the margins of the register as though closing the account.”

Except, of course, that this is an account that can never be closed.

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