Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Born: December 18, 1878

Died: March 5, 1953

Nationality: Georgian

Occupation: Leader

Biography: Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 until his death in 5 March 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who brought about the Russian Revolution in 1917, Stalin held the position of General Secretary of the party's Central Committee from 1922 until his death.

Source/Notes: Said sarcastically to Pierre Laval in 1935. Quoted in: The Second World War (1948) by Winston Churchill vol. 1, ch. 8, p. 105

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Source/Notes: Stalin's article Our purposes Pravda #1, (22 January 1912) - Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews

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Source/Notes: Speech at The Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) (19 April 1923) - Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews
Source/Notes: Bol'shevistskoe rukovodstvo. Perepiska 1912-1927, [Bolshevik Leadership, Correspondence 1912-1927], p. 90 - Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews
Source/Notes: The Political Report of the Central Committee, The Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) (7 December 1927) - Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews