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About Joseph Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili in Georgian or Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in Russian patronymic nomenclature; 18 December 1878[1] - 5 March 1953) was the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. In the years following Lenin's death in 1924, he rose to become the leader of the Soviet Union.

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Nazi memorabilia is openly being sold in the flea markets of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk where England will face France in a Euro 2012 match.

'In the Course of My Life' Details Little-Known 1945 Slaughter of German Women, Children
In her new book, "In the Course of My Life," (, author Renata Reinhart recounts the little-known Soviet genocide of 2 million Eastern Germans in 1945, committed with the tacit approval of England and the United States.

Lenin could have been poisoned by Stalin, new theory claims
Popular theory maintains that Vladamir Lenin, the founder of Russian communism, died from the sexually-transmitted disease syphilis.

Putin accepts 2 -term prez limit in principle, but refuses to impose it on himself
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has told parliament that it would be "reasonable" to bar anyone from serving more than two terms as president, but has firmly rejected imposing any such limit on himself.

Stalin's only daughter Svetlana Peters who opposed communism dies of colon cancer
Former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin's only daughter, Svetlana Peters, passed away after battling colon cancer in Wisconsin, United States

Russia's secret police to get Stalin's henchmen's 'long black leather coats'
The long black leather coats once favoured by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's henchmen, the murderous NKVD, are making a comeback among Russia's secret police, the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Stalin statue explosion was 'an act of terrorism': Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have described a New Year's Eve explosion that destroyed a statue of Soviet-era dictator Joseph Stalin as an act of terrorism rather than an intentional destruction of property.

Brain illness 'made Stalin a more paranoid and ruthless ruler'
Still pondering over the greatest questions of history: what turned Joseph Stalin into an evil? Here is the clue.

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