Joseph Stalin Biography

  

Joseph Stalin Biography

Joseph Stalin was the first general secretary of the USSR’s Communist Party. He became the de facto leader of the erstwhile USSR after the death of Vladimir Lenin in the year 1924 and by getting rid of all the people that he viewed as his challengers.

           Stalin was born in Georgia on 18 December 1879 when the Russian Empire existed in full bloom. His father was a cobbler, while his mother was a homemaker. Stalin initially joined a seminary with the intentions of becoming a priest. However, when he got involved in revolutionary activities, the seminary expelled him. This occurred in 1899. Thereafter, Stalin joined a revolutionary group.More...

 

Does Joseph Stalin Believe In Religion ?

Does Joseph Stalin Believe In Religion ?

While Stalin went on to become one of the biggest communists of all times, there are questions about his religious beliefs. To understand whether Joseph Stalin believed in religion, one would first have to revisit his childhood. Stalin was not born with this name. This was a name he assumed after joining the Bolsheviks before the Russian Revolution. He was born as Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili to a cobbler and his illiterate wife on December 18th, 1878 in Georgia. More...

Joseph Stalin And Cold War

Joseph Stalin And Cold War

The Cold War between erstwhile USSR and the western nations started during the Second World War. However, there is a history why the Russians began looking at the West suspiciously which ultimately led to the Cold War that went on for decades until the fall of the Iron Curtain in the late 1980s. In the year 1929, when Joseph Stalin became the supreme leader of the Soviet Union, he soon realized that his country was not at par with the western nations, and the country had to survive, he would have to take steps to modernize the economy. He reckoned that with a strong economy, the country would have a potent and powerful military. This would enable his beloved country to handle any external threat. Also, if the country was modernized, the farms would have modern farm equipment to grow crops to feed millions of hungry Russians. More...

How Did Joseph Stalin Die ?

How Did Joseph Stalin Die ?

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the death of Joseph Stalin. Some claim that he died due to ill-health, while others claim that he was assassinated. However, the question still looms how did Joseph Stalin die.

Stalin was a heavy smoker and because of this he was diagnosed with atherosclerosis. As the Second World War was nearing its end his health became worse. Thereafter, it was revealed that Stalin had suffered from a small stroke while the Victory Parade was going on and then in 1945 October he had a massive heart attack. All this further deteriorated his health. More...

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