One Night in Winter

One Night in Winter

Synopsis

The acclaimed novelist and prizewinning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic, inspired by a true story that unfolds in Stalin's Russia during the bleak days after World War II.

A jubilant Moscow is celebrating the Soviet Union's victory over Hitler when gunshots ring out though the city's crowded streets. In the shadow of the Kremlin, a teenage boy and girl are found dead. But this is no ordinary tragedy, because these are no ordinary teenagers. As the children of high-ranking Soviet officials, they inhabit a rarefied world that revolves around the exclusive Josef Stalin Commune School 801. The school, which Stalin's own children attended, is an enclave of privilege—but, as the deaths reveal, one that hides a wealth of secrets. Were these deaths an accident, a suicide pact . . . or murder?

Certain that a deeper conspiracy is afoot, Stalin launches a ruthless investigation. In what comes to be known as the Children's Case, youths from all over Moscow are arrested by state security services and brought to the infamous interrogation rooms of the Lubyanka, where they are forced to testify against their friends and their families. Among the casualties of these betrayals are two pairs of illicit lovers, who find themselves trapped at the center of Stalin's witch hunt. As the Children's Case follows its increasingly terrifying course, these couples discover that the decision to follow one's heart comes at a terrible price.

A haunting evocation of a time and place in which the state colluded to corrupt and destroy every dream, One Night in Winter is infused with the desperate intrigue of a political thriller. The eminent historian Simon Sebag Montefiore weaves fact and fiction into a richly compelling saga of sacrifice and survival, populated by real figures from the past. But within the darkness shines a deeply human love story, one that transcends its moment as it masterfully explores our capacity for loyalty and forgiveness.

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Chapters

  • 001 - One Night In Winter
    Duration: 39s
  • 002 - Prologue
    Duration: 17min
  • 003 - Chapter 01
    Duration: 17min
  • 004 - Chapter 02
    Duration: 28min
  • 005 - Chapter 03
    Duration: 12min
  • 006 - Chapter 04
    Duration: 22min
  • 007 - Chapter 05
    Duration: 24min
  • 008 - Chapter 06
    Duration: 16min
  • 009 - Chapter 07
    Duration: 15min
  • 010 - Chapter 08
    Duration: 05min
  • 011 - Chapter 09
    Duration: 07min
  • 012 - Chapter 10
    Duration: 14min
  • 013 - Chapter 11
    Duration: 13min
  • 014 - Chapter 12
    Duration: 12min
  • 015 - Chapter 13
    Duration: 10min
  • 016 - Chapter 14
    Duration: 18min
  • 017 - Chapter 15
    Duration: 11min
  • 018 - Chapter 16
    Duration: 18min
  • 019 - Chapter 17
    Duration: 20min
  • 020 - Chapter 18
    Duration: 17min
  • 021 - Chapter 19
    Duration: 09min
  • 022 - Chapter 20
    Duration: 16min
  • 023 - Chapter 21
    Duration: 16min
  • 024 - Chapter 22
    Duration: 08min
  • 025 - Chapter 23
    Duration: 13min
  • 026 - Chapter 24
    Duration: 23min
  • 027 - Chapter 25
    Duration: 16min
  • 028 - Chapter 26
    Duration: 14min
  • 029 - Chapter 27
    Duration: 28min
  • 030 - Chapter 28
    Duration: 14min
  • 031 - Chapter 29
    Duration: 10min
  • 032 - Chapter 30
    Duration: 06min
  • 033 - Chapter 31
    Duration: 07min
  • 034 - Chapter 32
    Duration: 16min
  • 035 - Chapter 33
    Duration: 06min
  • 036 - Chapter 34
    Duration: 10min
  • 037 - Chapter 35
    Duration: 11min
  • 038 - Chapter 36
    Duration: 11min
  • 039 - Chapter 37
    Duration: 04min
  • 040 - Chapter 38
    Duration: 10min
  • 041 - Chapter 39
    Duration: 14min
  • 042 - Chapter 40
    Duration: 06min
  • 043 - Chapter 41
    Duration: 06min
  • 044 - Chapter 42
    Duration: 12min
  • 045 - Chapter 43
    Duration: 07min
  • 046 - Chapter 44
    Duration: 08min
  • 047 - Chapter 45
    Duration: 11min
  • 048 - Chapter 46
    Duration: 10min
  • 049 - Chapter 47
    Duration: 13min
  • 050 - Chapter 48
    Duration: 07min
  • 051 - Chapter 49
    Duration: 19min
  • 052 - Chapter 50
    Duration: 08min
  • 053 - Chapter 51
    Duration: 07min
  • 054 - Chapter 52
    Duration: 10min
  • 055 - Chapter 53
    Duration: 10min
  • 056 - Chapter 54
    Duration: 06min
  • 057 - Chapter 55
    Duration: 08min
  • 058 - Chapter 56
    Duration: 07min
  • 059 - Chapter 57
    Duration: 13min
  • 060 - Epilogue
    Duration: 36min
  • 061 - History
    Duration: 11min
  • 062 - Credits
    Duration: 51s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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