Stalin, joseph (real name: yosif dzhugashvili), b 21 december 1879 in gori, georgia, d 5 march 1953 in moscow (photo: joseph stalin)soviet political leader, first secretary of the communist party of the soviet union, and absolute dictator of the ussr. Joseph stalin (or iosif vissarionovich stalin 18 december 1878 - 5 march 1953) was the leader of the soviet union from 1922 until his death he was a totalitarian ruler, and stayed in power by removing anyone he thought might be a threat to him. Joseph stalin ordered the kgb to assassinate john wayne because he considered his anti-communist rhetoric a threat to the soviet union, according to a new biography of the film star based on. On stalin book review once stalin became the principal leader of the soviet union, he became the principal target of the capital since joseph stalin was the. Joseph stalin (1879-1953) the man who turned the soviet union from a backward country into a world superpower at unimaginable human cost stalin was born into a dysfunctional family in a poor.
Joseph stalin is a widely known figure in the history this man was a powerful communist leader at the beginning of the era of soviet union the man was a dictator known for his abilities to terrorize the people of the ussr as well as to send them to the labour camps and prisons. But at least one man, however, was different in truman's mind, and that was joseph stalin, the soviet union's communist leader listen to this story on retropod . Joseph stalin had many ideas and accomplished many things as a leader he aimed to create a perfect communist state in russia he aimed to create a perfect communist state in russia he planned to transform the soviet union into a totalitarian state. As their financial situation grew worse, stalin's family moved homes at least nine times in stalin's first ten years of life  the town where joseph grew up was a violent and lawless place.
After the de-stalinization process began in the soviet union, the body of the soviet leader was buried beside the wall of the kremlin one hour and 10 minutes before the official declaration of stalin's death, lavrentiy beria, nikolai bulganin, georgy malenkov and nikita khrushchev had already decided how to divide power. The soviet statesman joseph stalin was the supreme ruler of the soviet union he led his country alongside america and england through world war ii (1939-45) in their fight against germany, italy and japan. After the death of vi lenin in early 1924, trotsky became involved in a power struggle with joseph stalin, which eventually resulted in trotsky's expulsion from the communist party in 1929, and exile to alma-ata, kazakhstan, in the south of soviet union after the mexican government granted him a residence permit, trotsky with wife and.
A senior research fellow at the state archive of the russian federation and a widely published expert on the soviet union, oleg khlevniuk rightly claims that it is now feasible to write a genuinely new biography of joseph stalin, insofar as newly accessible archival material has forced changes in our understanding of both the man and his era. Born joseph vissarionovich dzhugashvili in the small town of gori in georgia, stalin's date of birth was the 18 december 1878 but for reasons that remain a mystery, stalin always maintained he was born on 21 december 1879 and it is this date that was celebrated throughout his life. Joseph stalin was responsible for the death of at least 20 million people - short documentary and life story joseph stalin ruled the soviet union for more than two decades, instituting a reign of. April 5, 1902: talin arrested for the first time, exiled to siberia summer 1903: he social democrats split into bolsheviks and mensheviks january 5, 1904: talin escapes from siberia, the first of many escapes from exile in the following decade. Joseph stalin (1878-1953) was the dictator of the union of soviet socialist republics (ussr) from 1929 to 1953 under stalin, the soviet union was transformed from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower.
This feature is not available right now please try again later. Joseph stalin was born iosif vissarionovich dzhugashvili in the village of gori, in the russian province of georgia, on dec 21, 1879 his father was a shoemaker with a penchant for drunkenness, who left gori when stalin was young to seek employment in the city of tiflis thus joseph's mother. Joseph was arguably the soviet union's most powerful and ruthless leader with his socialist-economic policies he attained the favour of the poor and working class people and with the power endowed by this popularity he trounced the prominent party leaders of his oposition. Joseph stalin was the leader of the soviet union from the until his death in holding the post of the general secretary of the central committee of the communist party of the soviet union, he was effectively the dictator of the state. Stalin invaded poland on 18 september 1939 in the subsequent world war ii, stalin stayed neutral but signed a peace deal with germany's leader adolf hitlerhe then led a bloody war after germany invaded the soviet union.
Plans that joseph stalin introduced to industrialize the soviet union rapidly, beginning in 1928 they set goals for the output of steel, electricity, machinery, and most other products and were enforced by the police powers of the state.