While in Russia, Tom Hulce met with Alexander Ganshin (upon whose life the film was based) to better learn what it was like to work for Stalin.
Who do you love more, me or Comrade Stalin?
Ivan Sanshin: Comrade Stalin, of course!
When Ivan sees Katya in the crowd trying to see Stalin's corpse, he crawls over the throng to get to her (which is so thick people were literally crushed to death), but then is able to jump down, pick her up, and run with her to safety through that same throng.
$36,782 29 December 1991