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Sta·lin

 (stä′lĭn, stăl′ĭn), 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 marked by the exile of Trotsky (1929), the mass imprisonment and execution of government and military officials, the forced collectivization of agriculture, a policy of industrialization, and a victorious but devastating role for the Soviets in World War II.

Stalin

(ˈstɑːlɪn)
n
1. (Placename) Also called: Stalino a former name (from after the Revolution until 1961) of Donetsk
2. (Placename) the former name (1950–61) of Braşov
3. (Placename) the former name (1949–56) of Varna

Stalin

(ˈstɑːlɪn)
n
(Biography) Joseph. original name Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. 1879–1953, Soviet leader; general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–53). He succeeded Lenin as head of the party and created a totalitarian state, crushing all opposition, esp in the great purges of 1934–37. He instigated rapid industrialization and the collectivization of agriculture and established the Soviet Union as a world power

Sta•lin

(ˈstɑ lɪn, -lin, ˈstæl ɪn)

n.
1. Joseph V. (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili), 1879–1953, premier of the U.S.S.R. 1941–53.
2. a former name of Donetsk.
3. former name of Varna.
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