No, he wasn't in fact it's doubtful that a far worse leader could have emerged as the victor from the various struggles occurring at the end of bolshevik revolution and the conflicts with the white armies (a collection of russian monarch loyali. A very readable biography of stalin that describes his entire life, from his beginnings in georgia to the top of the soviet union i had to give a presentation on why stalin was a better leader than lenin, and aside from the fact that there was never even one attempt on his life (unlike lenin--although that's not to say only. Joseph vissarionovich stalin (stä´lĭn, rus vĭsəryô´nəvĭch stä´lyĭn), 1879–1953, soviet communist leader and head of the ussr from the death of v i lenin ( 1924) until his own death, b gori, georgia his real name was dzhugashvili (also spelled dzugashvili or djugashvili) he adopted the name stalin ( man of steel. 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 during this period, the social democrats split into two factions, the bolsheviks, under the leadership of lenin, and the mensheviks stalin joined the more radical bolsheviks. Drawing on unexplored archives and personal testimonies gathered from across russia and georgia, this is the first full-scale biography of the soviet dictator in twenty years service describes in unprecedented detail the first half of stalin's life—his childhood in georgia as the son of a violent, drunkard father and a devoted. Joseph vissarionovich stalin, the controversial russian dictator, was born in georgia in the russian empire in the later part of the nineteenth century into a poor family drawn early in his life to the ideals of vladimir lenin, he joined bolsheviks almost at its inception and very soon made a place for himself. Born: december 21, 1879 gori, georgia died: march 5, 1953 moscow, union of soviet socialist republics russian ruler 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.
Please consider supporting our videos on patreon simplehistory copyright: do not reupload our content on youtube or other social medi. Joseph stalin, a georgian, by far led the ussr longer than any other man leonid brezhnev had the second longest reign. The man who turned the soviet union from a backward country into a world superpower at unimaginable human cost stalin although lenin found stalin's boorishness offensive at times, he valued his loyalty, and appointed him after the revolution to various low-priority leadership positions in the new soviet government.
Moscow — more russians consider joseph stalin the “most outstanding person” in world history than any other leader, according to a poll released monday tied for second in the same survey is the man who has done more than anyone to restore the notorious soviet dictator's reputation, russian. Sections in this article joseph stalin and marxism bolshevik central committee stalin and the april theses stalin & the russian revolution red terror joseph stalin the bolshevik leader, yakov sverdlov, who was also in exile, found stalin a difficult man to work with as he was too much of an egoist in everyday life. Death of joseph stalin the soviet leader died on march 5th, 1953 richard cavendish | published in history today volume 53 issue 3 march 2003 propaganda portrait of marshal stalin, from the second world war just how many millions of deaths joseph stalin was responsible for is disputed, but that the figure runs.
Ribbontrop, the german foreign minister, signing the nazi–soviet pact on 23 august 1939 soviet foreign minister molotov and stalin stand in the background (interfoto) when world war ii ended in 1945 few doubted that the victor's laurels belonged mainly to joseph stalin under his leadership the soviet union had just. Stalin joseph stalin (18 december 1878 –- 5 march 1953) stalin was absolute ruler of the soviet union from 1924 until his death in 1953 stalin presided over the industrialisation of the soviet economy and was the supreme war leader during the second world war in consolidating his absolute power. Joseph stalin, russian in full iosif vissarionovich stalin, original name (georgian ) ioseb dzhugashvili, (born december 18 [december 6, old style], 1879, gori during the quarter of a century preceding his death, the soviet dictator joseph stalin probably exercised greater political power than any other figure in history.
But in the final months of his life, watchers of the soviet union could detect something more was going on with stalin foreshadowed a new wave of purges and party upheaval reminiscent to the great terror of the 1930s that had the potential to shake the foundations of the soviet union and its leadership. 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 however, he ruled by terror, and millions of his own citizens died during his brutal reign born.
Early life the man who the world would know as josef stalin was born iosif vissarionovich dzhugashvili in the small georgian town of gori at the time, georgia was part of the imperial russian empire his date of birth was december 18th, 1878 joseph stalin, 1894 stalin's father, vissariaon. Iosif vissarionovič stalin, born iosif vissarionovich dzhugashvili, december 18, 1878 (os december 6) – march 5, 1953, usually transliterated josef stalin, consolidated power to become the absolute ruler of the soviet union between 1928 and his death in 1953 stalin held the title general secretary of. These fascinating joseph stalin facts reveal a lot about the man who wrote the history of 20th-century soviet union in blood. On biographycom, the complex, disturbing story of soviet union dictator joseph stalin.