Stalin



noun
1.
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.
2.
a former name of Donetsk.
3.
former name of Varna.
4.
former name of Braşov.
noun
1.
Also called Stalino a former name (from after the Revolution until 1961) of Donetsk
2.
the former name (1950–61) of Braşov
3.
the former name (1949–56) of Varna
noun
1.
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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