Click on this picture (no, it’s not W.C. Fields with the Three Stooges and a couple Marx Brothers)…
The six Soviets, left to right: Mikoyan, Khrushchev, Stalin, Malenkov, Beria, Molotov.
Joseph Stalin died of a stroke in March 1953. His longtime head of the secret police, Lavrenty Beria, was arrested several months later and executed in December (he was 54 years old).
During the war years, Beria would often glide down the midnight streets of Moscow in his regal Packard [the luxury car company founded in Warren, Ohio, by two brothers in 1899]… and have his bodyguards grab random young women for a night of feasting and rape.
[At the Yalta conference, Stalin introduced Beria to President Roosevelt as "our Himmler" (the Nazi organizer of the death camps)].