During the Second World War, the Germans attempted to take over the Soviet city Leningrad to expand their grasp over Europe. However, the Russian troops fought back and won the battle after 900 days to drive the Germans away and maintain their control over Russia’s former capital. Nevertheless, Stalin was so afraid of the inhabitants of Leningrad that he murdered over 2000 of them.
In this 2011 documentary released by BBC, Dr. John Barber goes on a journey to discover the truth behind all the killings ordered by Stalin. It includes never-before-released documents and testimonies of survivors to provide a compelling account of one of the biggest events in Russian history.