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One question remains in my mind, Khrushchev. Could he be involved in poisoning Stalin? He succeeded in the power struggles after Stalin's death, and through this he ordered the execution of Beria under true accounts of innocent tortures and rapes. Molotov was demoted in an 'exile' to Mongolia. Could it also be that Khrushchev assassinated Stalin and put Beria on trial as an efficient way to outmaneuver him, and had Molotov make claims of Beria's role in the foul playing of Stalin's death?
It would be great to hear your views and opinions regarding how did Stalin really died.
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Obviously Beria wanted to succeed Stalin as supreme leader, which frightened the other members of Stalin's coterie, and inspired them to work together to overthrow him.
Interestingly, one of the charges made by the Khrushchev-Malenkov-Molotov troika against Beria was that he planned to withdraw the Soviet Army from East Germany and allow it to reunite with West Germany on the proviso that the latter left NATO and became neutral, as happened with Austria. That was portrayed as Beria "betraying" Socialism and plotting with the enemies of the Soviet Union.
it would interesting to know whether that charge was entirely fictional, or whether Beria was in fact making such a plan. The fact that in 1955 the Soviet Union evacuated Austria and permitted it to unite as an independent, neutral state suggests that a similar plan in relation to Germany was being prepared.