Joseph Stalin Biography

Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the dictator of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953.

Amongst 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 through suppressing Lenin's criticisms and expanding the functions of his role, all the while eliminating any opposition. He remained general secretary until the post was abolished in 1952, concurrently serving as the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1941 onward.

Under Stalin's rule, the concept of "socialism in one country" became a central tenet of Soviet society. He replaced the New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in the early 1920s with a highly centralised command economy, launching a period of industrialization and collectivization that resulted in the rapid transformation of the USSR from an agrarian society into an industrial power. However, the economic changes coincided with the imprisonment of millions of people in correctional labour camps. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joseph Stalin
Nationality:
Soviet Union
Profession:
Politician, Soldier
Ethnicity:
Ossetians, Georgians
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
December 18, 1878
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
March 5, 1953
Age at Death:
74
Cause of Death:
Cerebral hemorrhage
Marriages
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