Joseph Stalin

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Noun1.Joseph Stalin - Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)Joseph Stalin - Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
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Stalin was born Josef Dzhugashvili in the central Georgian town of Gori in 1879, and the museum opened at the height of purges that left hundreds of thousands of people executed and millions jailed or exiled.