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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"Young Stalin" attracted rave reviews for its revelatory portrait of Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, as the youthful Bolshevik was originally called before adopting the rather snappier moniker "Man of Steel."