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.
Also called Stalino a former name (from after the Revolution until 1961) of Donetsk
the former name (1950–61) of Braşov
the former name (1949–56) of Varna
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
noun 1. a former name of Dushanbe. noun 1. the former name (1929–61) of Dushanbe
adjective, staler, stalest. 1. not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread. 2. musty; stagnant: stale air. 3. having lost novelty or interest; hackneyed; trite: a stale joke. 4. having lost freshness, vigor, quick intelligence, initiative, or the like, as from overstrain, boredom, or surfeit: He had grown stale on the […]
noun 1. former name of Volgograd. noun 1. the former name (1925–61) of Volgograd
noun 1. the principles of communism associated with Joseph Stalin, characterized especially by the extreme suppression of dissident political or ideological views, the concentration of power in one person, and an aggressive international policy. noun 1. the theory and form of government associated with Stalin: a variant of Marxism-Leninism characterized by totalitarianism, rigid bureaucracy, and […]