J. v. stalin


[stah-lin, -leen, stal-in; Russian stah-lyin]
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.
a former name of Donetsk.
former name of Varna.
former name of Braşov.
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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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