The Death of Stalin
Stalin insist that the Korean War should continue. Stalin launch the purge known as the Doctors Plot. In March 1953 Stalin suffers a stroke and dies. The new Soviet leadership decide that the Korean War should be ended. Zhou Enlai makes the first statement that meaningful peace talks might began. Both sides agree to an exchange of sick or wounded prisoners called Operation Little Switch. The power struggle within the new Soviet leadership comes an end with the arrest of Beira. A biography of Beria, the former murderous head of the NKVD.