Joseph Stalin

The world throughout its history has been full of people who have left a great legacy in diverse areas, for example Einstein, in physics; Mandela in human rights, and like these many more. On the other hand, there have also been men who have strongly affected humanity such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

Joseph Stalin

Personal information

  • Born: 18/12/1878
  • Birthplace: Gori, Georgia
  • When he died: 05/03/1953
  • Where he died: Kuntsevo Dacha, Moscow, Russia

Who was Joseph Stalin?

When we speak of Joseph Stalin, we are referring to a man who was a Soviet leader who relentlessly ruled the USSR from 1929 (after Lennin was exiled) until his death in 1953, because it was established as a dictatorship.

Biography of Joseph Stalin

Yósif Vissariónovich Dzhugashvili, better known as Joseph Stalin, was a man dedicated to politics born in Gori on December 6, 1878. He established himself as a dictator of the Soviet Union, but before that he was the general secretary and president of ministers of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR.

His intimate life was a total polemic even on the verge of his death, but what was true is that he died agonically on March 5, 1953.

What he did?

Despite establishing a dictatorship, Joseph Stalin managed, at the price of innocent blood from the civilians of his own nation, to establish Russia with a political system which he had always wished for; a semi-feudal.

Thus, positioning it as an economic and military power, to the point of playing an extremely definitive role in the Second World War.


Stalin lived in a very grey environment during his childhood due to the smallpox attack in Gori, his hometown. His mother, when he was a teenager, forced him to enter seminaries and schools where his Marxist ideals were formed, and he began actively to fight against the Tsarist government.

Ascent to power

Among the facts that propel him to reach power are found:

Dictatorship of Joseph Stalin

On April 3, 1922, he gets the most coveted office in the country, that of general secretary of the Communist Party Panruso, which took Lenin by surprise, but it was already too late. From this point, he managed to place his most reliable comrades in the elite positions of USSR government, thus completing total control of the organization and assuming its absolute power.

Action in the Second World War

Initially Germany signed a treaty with the USSR not to attack it, and to avoid any conflict on its borders, but this treaty was broken by Hitler invading Poland, which is why Stalin decided to mobilize their businesses in the heart of Russia and make a military advance called “Stalingrad” where it decimated and captured approximately 30% of the Nazis only at the beginning, later “joins forces” with the allies destroying Hitler on all sides.


Already in his seventies, Joseph Stalin began to worsen strongly in his health, with symptoms such as memory loss, low energy and a constant headache. He went into a state of agony for several days until he suffered a severe heart attack that led to a coma, dying on March 5, 1953 at 10.20 at night.


For those who knew Joseph Stalin, they always claimed that he was of a quite strong character, he always liked to maintain order in the various situations in which he was involved.

Stalin was always an atheist, in the whole context of the word since he absolutely mistrusted all the men around him including his parents and children.

Physical characteristics of Joseph Stalin

Since he was a little boy, Joseph Stalin was a man of coarse constitution, with a medium complexion, his hair was light brown and the color of his eyes were brown. He had no physical attraction although he had many women.


He was always moved by his ambitions for power and not by his revolutionary ideals, this was fully shown when he reached power and left aside all the ideals with which he made his way to reach his final goal.


He highlighted for his thoughts Lennin-marxist, demonstrating it in many of his articles as for example Marxism and the national question”. He even succeeds in entrenching these thoughts even more in his party colleagues, allowing him more support to achieve his true objective.


His parents were:


In spite of being one of the most repudiated men in history, he was very well connected with other good politicians extremely important to the history of the world such as Franklin Roosevelt, Sir Winston Churchill and Lenin.


Joseph Stalin had children from different marriages, although none of them received more attention. These were:


Among his most outstanding works are the following in chronological order:


Stalin, despite becoming a dictator throughout his life, got several recognitions. Some of them are:

Joseph Stalin’s phrases

Among his strong phrases are:


The only truly important thing to note about Joseph Stalin is to take him as one of the greatest mistakes of men with regard to placing him in power. So, it serves as an example of studies of what should not be done with respect to political candidates, for future generations.

Written by Gabriela Briceño V.

How to cite this article?

Briceño V., Gabriela. (2019). Joseph Stalin. Recovered on 23 February, 2024, de Euston96:

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