iosif vissarionovich dzugashvili
Joseph V ( Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili or Dzugashvili ) 1879–1953, Soviet political leader: secretary general of the Communist party 1922–53; premier of the U.S.S.R. 1941–53.
Iosif vissarionovich dzugashvili
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|Stalin1 (ˈstɑːlɪn) |
|1. ||a former name (from after the Revolution until 1961) of Donetsk Also called: Stalino |
|2. ||the former name (1950--61) of Braşov |
|3. ||the former name (1949--56) of Varna |
|Stalin2 (ˈstɑːlɪn) |
|Joseph. original name Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. 1879--1953, Soviet leader; general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922--53). He succeeded Lenin as head of the party and created a totalitarian state, crushing all opposition, esp in the great purges of 1934--37. He instigated rapid industrialization and the collectivization of agriculture and established the Soviet Union as a world power|
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