Which also happened -- in 1944. Details varied, the oddest being the producers actually had to find three conductors because the first was too scared to perform and the second was drunk. Also, Stalin was a huge John Wayne fan (go figure).It's funny, Death of Stalin did come to mind. The whole thing with the orchestra especially
Funniest thing about the movie to me is Ianucci et. al. played down Zhukov's decorations, because they thought audiences would reject the sheer number of them and/or believe Zhukov's decorations were political rather than earned. They weren't wrong per se, but on the other hand, it does speak to how greatly the quality of Zhukov's leadership in WWII beggars belief -- if any individual man could be credited with Allied victory in WWII over any other, it would be Zhukov, without question.
But on the flip side, they did understate how monstrous Lavrentiy Beria was in real life...and for good fucking reason. It wouldn't surprise me if the theory Zhukov and the Politburo executed him the day of the coup, then detained, tried, and executed a lookalike, was in fact true. They were, however, wise to not touch upon the (strong) possibility Stalin had been assassinated by one or more of the Politburo, most likely Beria.