Joseph Stalin

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (/ˈstɑːlɪn/; birth surname: Jughashvili; 18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. 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 was one of the seven members of the first Politburo, founded in 1917 in order to manage the Bolshevik Revolution, alongside Lenin, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Trotsky, Sokolnikov and Bubnov. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of 1917, Stalin was appointed General Secretary of the party's Central Committee in 1922. He subsequently managed to consolidate power following the 1924 death of Vladimir Lenin by suppressing Lenin's criticisms (in the postscript of his testament) and expanding the functions of his role, all... More

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Joseph Stalin #Courage

Photo of Joseph Stalin In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
Joseph Stalin #Death

Photo of Joseph Stalin One death is a tragedy one million is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin #Death

Photo of Joseph Stalin Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.
Joseph Stalin #Death

Photo of Joseph Stalin Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
Joseph Stalin #Death

Photo of Joseph Stalin The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin #Education

Photo of Joseph Stalin Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
Joseph Stalin #Good

Photo of Joseph Stalin If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
Joseph Stalin #Power

Photo of Joseph Stalin The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
Joseph Stalin #History

Photo of Joseph Stalin History shows that there are no invincible armies.
Joseph Stalin #Power

Photo of Joseph Stalin I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.
Joseph Stalin #Politics

Photo of Joseph Stalin It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin #Trust

Photo of Joseph Stalin I trust no one, not even myself.
Joseph Stalin #Death #Government #Peace

Photo of Joseph Stalin If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a 'peace conference,' you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.