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  2. Joseph Stalin - Wikipedia

    Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6 December] 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet revolutionary and politician who was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953.

  3. Joseph Stalin | Biography, World War II, Death, & Facts

    Joseph Stalin, the controversial Soviet leader, wielded absolute power and implemented policies that transformed the USSR into a global superpower while leaving behind a legacy of repression and millions of lives lost.

  4. Joseph Stalin: Death, Quotes & Facts | HISTORY

    Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953. Through terror, murder, brutality and mass imprisonment, he modernized the Soviet economy. Shows This Day In History...

  5. Joseph Stalin - Facts, Quotes & World War II - Biography

    (1878-1953) Who Was Joseph Stalin? Joseph Stalin rose to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party in Russia, becoming a Soviet dictator after the death of Vladimir Lenin. Stalin...

  6. Joseph Stalin - WWII Leader, Soviet Union, Dictator | Britannica

    Joseph Stalin - WWII Leader, Soviet Union, Dictator: During World War II Stalin emerged, after an unpromising start, as the most successful of the supreme leaders thrown up by the belligerent nations. In August 1939, after first attempting to form an anti-Hitler alliance with the Western powers, he concluded a pact with Hitler, which encouraged ...

  7. Joseph Stalin: National hero or cold-blooded murderer? - BBC

    1901 The revolutionary bandit While working as a clerk at the Meteorological Observatory, Joseph carries on with his revolutionary activities, organising strikes and protests. His activities...

  8. Joseph Stalin, orig. Ioseb Dzhugashvili, (born Dec. 18, 1879, Gori, Georgia, Russian Empire—died March 5, 1953, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.), Soviet politician and dictator. The son of a cobbler, he studied at a seminary but was expelled for revolutionary activity in 1899.

  9. Joseph Stalin - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Stalin's voice. Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born as Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili) (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) (Name in Georgian იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე ჯუღაშვილი; Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин) was a Georgian-born Russian revolutionary and politician who ...

  10. Joseph Stalin |

    Died March 5, 1953 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Soviet revolutionary and political leader J oseph Stalin took control of the Soviet Union after the death of Vladimir Lenin (1870–1924), the force behind the October revolutions of 1917 that established the Soviet regime.

  11. Joseph Stalin - Soviet Leader, Dictator, Purges | Britannica

    Joseph Stalin - Soviet Leader, Dictator, Purges: A politician to the marrow of his bones, Stalin had little private or family life, finding his main relaxation in impromptu buffet suppers, to which he would invite high party officials, generals, visiting foreign potentates, and the like.