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  Josef Stalin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Josef Stalin was born Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in Gori, Georgia, Russian Empire to a cobbler, Vissarion Dzhugashvili and Ekaterina Geladze, but adopted the name Stalin, which is derived from the Russian word for "steel", in 1913.
Stalin's involvement with the socialist movement (or, to be more exact, the branch of it that later became the communist movement) began at the seminary.
Stalin and Zhukov on the tribune of Lenin's Mausoleum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stalin   (10068 words)

 Joseph Stalin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalin promised the crowd that the Soviet government would grant: "complete freedom for the Finnish people, and for other peoples of Russia, to arrange their own life!" Stalin's plan was to develop what he called "a voluntary and honest alliance" between Russia and the different national groups that lived within its borders.
Stalin was horrified to hear reports that the Red Army in the Ukraine had been in such a hurry to retreat that they had left behind their weapons and equipment.
Stalin came to the conclusion that, if he could prove that Zinoviev and Kamenev and other leaders of the opposition had shed the blood of Kirov, "the beloved son of the party", a member of the Politburo, he then would be justified in demanding blood for blood.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /RUSstalin.htm   (12213 words)

 Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Stalin was arrested in 1913 and was exiled for life to N Siberia, where he remained until an amnesty was granted after the February Revolution of 1917.
Stalin maintained that his program of consolidating “socialism in one country” (i.e., Russia), although demanding immense sacrifice and discipline, would render the USSR immune to attacks by capitalist nations and would demonstrate the superiority of the socialist system.
Stalin’s paranoia during the last years of his life led to increased repression and persecution of his closest collaborators, reminiscent of the purges of the 1930s.
www.bartleby.com /65/st/Stalin-J.html   (1756 words)

 Joseph Stalin killer file
Stalin views the war against Germany as a conflict "between two groups of capitalist countries", saying there is "nothing wrong in their having a good fight and weakening each other".
Stalin is named 'Time' magazine's man of the year for 1939 for switching the balance of power in Europe by signing the nonaggression pact with Hitler, a decision that is described as "world-shattering".
Stalin is aware of the rape and looting, but does nothing to prevent it until 20 April, when he issues an order calling on his troops "to change their attitudes towards Germans...
www.moreorless.au.com /killers/stalin.html   (4597 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Thus Stalin (the name by which he was to be known henceforth) had reached the inner circle of leaders of the Bolshevik wing of the party, not by virtue of intellectual brilliance or personal gifts, but because Lenin wanted an organizer and a self-reliant, fanatical man of action.
Stalin was also careful to back the most popular solutions to the many problems hotly debated in the 1920's, including Lenin's principles of one-party government and internal party unity, the restoration of normal diplomatic relations, and moderate policies for the development of Soviet industry and agriculture.
Stalin's method of personal rule was replaced by group rule and more orderly processes of government, the terror apparatus was largely dismantled, the economy was notably modernized, and foreign policy was conducted with much greater diplomatic initiative and flexibility.
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 Stalin, Joseph. Biography and photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalin (Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili) was born in Gori, Georgia.
Stalin is arrested under the alias Zakhar Grigoryan Melikyants.
Stalin signs an order of the day of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front congratulating the armies of the front on the defeat of Denikin's armies and the capture of the Donbas and Rostov.
www.stel.ru /stalin   (302 words)

 BBC - History - Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)
One of the most powerful and murderous dictators in human history, Stalin was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century.
Stalin was not one of the decisive players in the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, but he soon rose in the ranks.
Unlike Trotsky, Stalin believed that socialism could be introduced in one country without being accompanied by a world revolution.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/stalin_joseph.shtml   (532 words)

 Joseph Stalin, 1879-1953   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the Revolution of 1917 and the replacement of Kerensky's weak Provisional Government by Lenin and the Bolsheviks, Stalin was appointed Commissar for Nationalities and a member of the Politburo, although his activities throughout the counter-revolution and the war with Poland were confined to organizing a Red "terror" in Tsaritsin (Stalingrad).
Stalin's reorganization of the Soviet's resources, with its successive Five Year Plans, suffered numerous industrial setbacks and encountered consistently stubborn resistance in agriculture, where the kulaks refused to accept the principles of collectivization.
Stalin's strategy followed the traditional Muscovite pattern of plugging gaps in the defenses with more and more bodies and trading space for time in which imposing climatic conditions could whittle away the opponents' strength.
www.historyguide.org /europe/stalin.html   (600 words)

 Citizen Kurchatov - Josef Stalin
In 1910, Iosif changed his last name to Stalin, derived from the Russian word for "steel." Stalin was an active member of the Bolsheviks and was co-publisher of the party newspaper, Pravda, with Molotov.
Stalin trusted few and regularly ordered the arrest and execution of anyone he believed threatened his power.
Stalin believed the world would experience another world war, and he worked hard to prepare, including controlling countries around the Soviet Union's borders to add a buffer against invaders.
www.pbs.org /opb/citizenk/secrets/stalin.html   (454 words)

 Glossary of People: St   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalin, a political name adopted when he was 34, meaning Man of Steel, studied for the priesthood under his real name, Dzhugashvili.
Stalin introduced his theory of socialism in one country, where he explained that Socialism could be achieved by a single country.
Unlike former inner-party debates, where the positions of either side were written in newspapers, talked about in public meetings and soviets; the reaction and practices of the long and devastating civil war, caused a 'debate' that was completely hidden from the public, in order to 'establish the appearance' of a healthy, stable, government.
www.marxists.org /glossary/people/s/t.htm   (1161 words)

 Joseph Stalin - Wikiquote
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (in Russian Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин, romanised as Iósif Vissariónovich Stálin) (21 December [9 December Old Style] 1879 5 March 1953) was Leader of the Soviet Union from 1927 to 1953.
Stalin is therefore unlikely to have used this variant; the variant "Quantity has a quality all its own" is therefore more likely.
Stalin became the focus of a body of literature including poetry as well as music, paintings and film.
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 "Josef Stalin's Nightmare" by Betrand Russell
But they, having observed that the Nuremberg trials generated sympathy for the Nazis, decided this time to adopt a different plan: Stalin was handed over to a committee of eminent Quakers, who contended that even he, by the power of love, could be led to repentance and to the life of a decent citizen.
Stalin," said Tobias Toogood, "we hope that you now realize the unwisdom of the way of life to which you have hitherto adhered.
Stalin," he said, "that a man of your great intelligence cannot forever remain blind to the truth, but at the moment you are overwrought, and I suggest that a soothing cup of cocoa might be better for you than the unduly stimulating tea you have been drinking."
www.rjgeib.com /thoughts/stalin/stalin-nightmare.html   (1118 words)

 Coldsteel (Josef Stalin, Lethal Legion)
History: Josef Stalin was notorious for his iron-handed communist rule of the Soviet Republic during and after the time of World War II.
Stalin blew smoke in his face, telling him that only his role as a great patriotic hero saved the Red Guardian from being shot for failure.
Stalin and the other members had their powers drained by Satannish to return himself to full power to battle Mephisto.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/coldstee.htm   (1829 words)

 Josef Stalin - Tyrant of Soviet Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
      When Josef Stalin was on his deathbed he called in two likely successors, to test which one of the two had a better knack for ruling the country.
      Stalin took the bird by its legs and slowly, one by one, he plucked all the feathers from the bird's little body.
"...Stalin was handed over to a committee of eminent Quakers, who contended that even he, by the power of love, could be led to repentance and to the life of a decent citizen."
www.rjgeib.com /thoughts/stalin/stalin.html   (226 words)

 The Connection.org : Josef Stalin's Legacy
For more than 30 years, they had participated in the myth of the man that Stalin had written: the glorious father figure who called himself "Papa Joe," the man who had fashioned the Soviet Union into what they thought it should be, an orderly, peaceful nation where everyone had a job.
Russians reveled in the idea of their country as the world's other superpower and Stalin as the hero who had conquered Hitler.
Yet even now, with historians acknowledging that Stalin caused as many as 60 million deaths, some Russians long for a return to "derzhavnost" -- the mentality of life in a great fatherland.
www.theconnection.org /shows/2003/03/20030305_b_main.asp   (257 words)

 Josef Stalin
Court Session of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R., August 19, 1936 at 12:10 p.m.
"Stalin's Foreign Policy in the Spanish Civil War and the Barcelona Uprising of May, 1937" by Jason Wehling, June 1994
Talks Between Stalin and Mao Zedong, December 1949-January 1950, And With Zhou Enlai, August-September 1952 with commentaries by Chen Jian, Vojtech Mastny, Odd Arne Westad, and Vladislav Zubok
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/stalin.htm   (232 words)

 Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin: Early Career - Early Career The son of a shoemaker, Stalin studied (1894–99) for the priesthood at the...
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin: Rise to Power - Rise to Power After the October Revolution of 1917, Stalin, already a member of the central...
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin: Soviet Leader - Soviet Leader Prewar Years The political and cultural aims of Stalin's regime were to identify the...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0846453.html   (164 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Josef Stalin (1879-1953): Industrialization of the Country, 1928
Between 1928 and 1933, Stalin inaugurated the First and Second Five-Year Plans to achieve his goal of rapid industrialization.
Either we accomplish this task-in which case the final victory of socialism in our country will be assured, or we turn away from it and do not accomplish it-in which case a return to capitalism may become inevitable.
From Joseph Stalin, "Industrialization of the Country and the Right Deviation in the C.P.S.U., November 19,1928," in J.V Stalin, Works, vol.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1928stalin.html   (700 words)

 Stalin Reference Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Questions & Answers to American Trade Unionists: Stalin's Interview With the First American Trade Union Delegation to Soviet Russia (Septmber 15, 1927)
Stalin's Speeches on the American Communist Party (PDF) (1929)
Political Report to the 16th Congress of the CPSU(B) (August 27, 1930)
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/stalin   (371 words)

 Stalin Library
Speech Delivered at a Meeting of Workers of the Stalin Railway Workshops, October Railway
Speech Delivered by J. Stalin at a Meeting of Voters of the Stalin Electoral District, Moscow (December 11)
Speech Delivered by J. Stalin at a Meeting of Voters of the Stalin Electoral District, Moscow (February 9)
www.marx2mao.com /Stalin/Index.html   (1057 words)

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