Joseph Stalin was a communist revolutionary, who played a key role in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Stalin went on to become the ruler of Soviet Union.
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Famous as: Communist Revolutionary & Ruler of former USSR
political ideology: Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Born on: 18 December 1878 Famous 18th December Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius Famous Sagitarians
Born in: Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire
Died on: 05 March 1953
place of death: Kuntsevo Dacha near Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
father: Besarion Jughashvili
mother: Ketevan Geladze
Spouses: Nadezhda Alliluyeva (m. 1919–1932), Ekaterina Svanidze (m. 1906–1907)
children: Svetlana Alliluyeva, Vasily Dzhugashvili, Yakov Dzhugashvili
education: Seminary of Tiflis, Gori Church School
Works & Achievements: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
1949 - Order of Lenin
1945 - Czechoslovak War Cross
- Hero of the Soviet Union
- Hero of Socialist Labour
- Order of Victory
- Order of the Red Banner
- Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army"
- Order of Suvorov
- Medal "For the Defence of Moscow"
- Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War
- Medal "For the Victory over Japan"
- Medal "In Commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow"
- Order of Sukhbaatar
- Order of the Red Star
- Order of the White Lion
5th class and 1st class (Czechoslovakia)
Joseph Stalin was one of the greatest leaders of the former Soviet Union and General Secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union serving from 1922 until his death in 1953. While in power, Joseph crushed his contemporary prominent party leaders and opponents he gained popularity among the low-working class people for his socialist-economic policies. He introduced the concept of "Five-Year-Plan" in Soviet Union seeking a rapid industrialization and economic collectivization. In the late 1930's, Stalin instigated a campaign against corruption and treachery both within the party and outside it what he called 'The Purge'. It resulted in a number of executions of party members as well as other sectors of the Soviet Union who appeared to be suspicious and not loyal to Stalin. Under his leadership, the country joined the ally forces against the Nazi Germany after it violated the non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union that resulted in the defeat of Germany and a huge death toll in the Soviet Union.
JOSEPH STALIN TIMELINE
Birth of Joseph Stalin
Stalin entered Gori Church School
Stalin enrolled in Tiflis Theological Seminary
Stalin was expelled from the Seminary
Stalin arrested for the first time, exiled to Siberia
The Social Democrats split into Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
Revolution in Russia. Nicholas II announces constitutional reforms
Bolsheviks officially separate from Social Democrats, Stalin appointed to the Party's Central Committee by Lenin.
Outbreak of World War I.
Beginning of Russian Revolution. The Tsar's government falls, replaced with a Provisional Government. Bolsheviks, including Stalin, hasten to St. Petersburg.
Lenin returns from Switzerland, rebukes Stalin for supporting the Provisional Government.
Bolsheviks overthrow Provisional Government, seize power.
Civil war in Russia. Trotsky organizes Red Army; Stalin commands forces in, Petrograd.
Official founding of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Stalin elected General Secretary of the Communist Party
Lenin suffers final stroke, loses his powers of speech
Death of Lenin.
Stalin publicly attacks Trotsky for being unfaithful to "Leninism."
Stalin articulates his theory of "Socialism in One Country."
Allied with Bukharin and the "Rightists," Stalin begins attacks on Zinoviev.
At the Fifteenth Party Congress, Stalin attacks the "United Opposition" of Zinoviev, Kamenev, and Trotsky.
Kamenev, Zinoviev and Trotsky sent to exile.
Beginning of the first Five-Year Plan
Bukharin removed from the Politburo
Terrible famine across the Soviet Union; millions die
First "Show Trial." Zinoviev, Kamenev, and their allies confess and are executed.
Outbreak of World War II
Death of Stalin
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