Joseph Stalin was the leader and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death in 1953. He was a major figure of World War II and a non-agressive ally of Adolf Hitler, though initially, he had attempted to organize anti-Hitler pacts with other European leaders. Today, his image is widely controversial. He was named the 18th Most Significant Figure in History by Times Magazine in 2013.
Joseph Iosif Vissarionovich Jughashvili Stalin
|Who||leader of the Soviet Union|
|Birth Date||December 18, 1878|
|Death Date||March 5, 1953|
|Country||Georgia / Russia|
|Cause of Death||cerebral hemorrhage / heavy smoking / mild stroke|
|Education||Tbilisi Spiritual Seminary|
|Mother||Ekaterine "Keke" Geladze|
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