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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The Protect and Survive exhibition in London will also feature other documents from years ago, including one from Sir Winston Churchill and his plans to divide Europe with Russian tyrant Josef Stalin after World War II.
The famine of 1932 and 1933, when leader Josef Stalin killed millions by diverting train-loads of wheat to prop up the Russian heartlands, still burdens ties between Russia and Ukraine, which is fighting a war against Moscow-backed separatists in its east.
The number of people who died at the hands of Josef Stalin may be as high as 62 million.
Putin won the March election, on his way to becoming Russia's preeminent leader, and the longest serving leader of the country since Josef Stalin. The transcript of the conversation between Yeltsin and Clinton was included in hundreds of pages of memos and other documents quietly published online last month by Clinton's official Presidential Library, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Josef Stalin was no joke, of course, particularly to his millions of victims, who included the cream of the Bolshevik intelligentsia.
Putin's fourth term as president will extend until 2024, the first Kremlin leader to serve two decades in power since Josef Stalin.
Adrian Mcloughlin's Josef Stalin is a jolly Cockney-inflected sadist who ends a night of heavy drinking with his flunkies by declaring, "Time for a cowboy movie'oo is in my posse?" All of them, of course.
His great friend Stewart, of Star Trek and X Men fame, appeared in the role in 2010, basing his Macbeth on dictator Josef Stalin.
"It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies," Flake said, referring to the former Soviet dictator who regularly used the phrase,"enemy of the people," which Trump has borrowed.
Flake, who is retiring from the Senate when his term expires next January, is expected to compare Trump's use of the term to Soviet Union dictator Josef Stalin's use of the term, according to excerpts of the speech shared with The Hill.
After our discussion, I sought out another of the author's books, Stalin's Carnival.It contains a long poetic sequence--Ashes on the Earth: Selected Works of Josef Stalin." These 14 poems take as their starting point the rather shocking fact that Josef Stalin, one of history's most ruthless dictators and a pathological mass murderer, starting out in his early years as a budding poet.