Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Sex changes under Stalin provides the focus of this drama. It is thought that in the 1930's Stalin was behind the notion that more soldiers could be produced through sex change operations. Yevdokim Kumetsov was the result of one of the first experiments. Though she/he received no hormone shots, the operation was successful and Yevdokim was a man in every way. After the operation, the main doctor after considering the moral and ethical implications of his acts refuses to do any more. Several years later, 1936, Yevdokim, is asked to pose with his wife and adopted daughter for a large statue. They subsequently lead a luxurious life until Yevdokim gets angry and tries to strangle Stalin. Yevdokim is shot during the scuffle.
operation, sex-change, soldier, Stalinism