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  2. Joseph Stalin - Wikipedia

    Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin [h] ( né Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili; [d] 18 December [ O.S. 6 December] 1878 [1] – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet revolutionary and political leader who led the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. He held power as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and ...

  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 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 was the 2nd Leader of the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953 from a cerebral hemor...

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

    A timeline of Stalin's life, the man that oversaw the war machine that helped defeat Nazism and who was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century.

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

    Table of Contents 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.