STALIN, Joseph


STALIN, Joseph
(1879-1953)
   Russian THEOLOGY student turned revolutionary who ruled Russia with an iron fist for almost thirty years causing untold suffering and the deaths of about 17 million including the murder of around 7 million in the Ukraine through enforced famine. As early as 1933 he sought a pact with HITLER which was formally endorsed in 1939 only to be undone by the German invasion of 1941. His daughter embraced CHRISTIANITY and fled to America in the 1960s.

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  • Stalin, Joseph — orig. Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili born Dec. 21, 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… …   Universalium

  • Stalin, Joseph — 1879–1953    Stalin was the Dictator of the USSR and Commander in Chief of the USSR’s Armed Forces. Stalin was suspicious of the army and its commanders and in order to get their complete loyalty in 1937 he had purged all those he considered… …   Who’s Who in World War Two

  • Stalin, Joseph — (1878–1953)    Real name: Ioseb Besarionis Jugashvili, also known as Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin. Politician. Born to a poor family in Gori, Georgia, Stalin rose through the Bolshevik ranks to become Vladimir Lenin’s successor. He assumed the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Stalin,Joseph — Sta·lin (stäʹlĭn, stălʹĭn), Joseph. Originally Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. 1879 1953. Soviet politician. The successor of Lenin, he was general secretary of the Communist Party (1922 1953) and premier (1941 1953) of the USSR. His rule was… …   Universalium

  • Stalin, Joseph Vissaronovich — (1878–1953)    Born into the family of a drunken cobbler, Stalin was educated in a Russian Orthodox seminary. Expelled for reading banned material, he drifted into Marxist revolutionary circles. As a youthful revolutionary, Stalin worked in the… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich — (1879 1953)    Born Joseph Dzhugashvili in Georgia, Russia, the future leader of the Soviet Union assumed the name Stalin, meaning “man of steel,” in 1913. By then, he had become a communist and member of the Bolshevik movement. He was jailed and …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich — (1879–1953)    After consolidating his dictatorship over the Soviet Union in 1929, Stalin introduced the first of his Five Year Plans to turn the country from an agrarian into an industrialized state. Toward this objective, he introduced a policy …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • Joseph Stalin — Stalin redirects here. For other uses, see Stalin (disambiguation). Joseph Stalin Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин Georgian: იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე სტალინი …   Wikipedia

  • Stalin and His Hangmen — Stalin and His Hangmen: An Authoritative Portrait of a Tyrant and Those Who Served Him by Donald Rayfield, and the imprinted with another subtitle: Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him , is a political biography of… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph — /joh zeuhf, seuhf/, n. 1. Jacob s eleventh son, the first of Jacob and his second wife, Rachel: sold into slavery by his brothers. Gen. 30:22 24; 37. 2. the husband of Mary who was the mother of Jesus. Matt. 1:16 25. 3. (Hinmaton yalaktit), c1840 …   Universalium


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