Stalin's Regime

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Stalin was born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili on 18 December 1878 to a cobbler in the town of Gori, Georgia. At seven, he contracted smallpox, which permanently scarred his face. At ten, he began attending church school where the Georgian children were forced to speak Russian. By age twelve, two horse-drawn carriage accidents left his left arm permanently damaged. At sixteen, he received a scholarship to a Georgian Orthodox seminary, where he rebelled against the imperialist and religious order. Though he performed well, he was expelled in 1899 after missing his final exams. The seminary's records suggest he was unable to pay his tuition fees.
Shortly after leaving the seminary, Stalin discovered the writings of Vladimir Lenin and decided to become a Marxist revolutionary, eventually joining Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1903. After being marked by the Okhranka (the Tsar's secret police) for his activities, he became a full-time revolutionary and outlaw. He became one of the Bolsheviks' chief operatives in the Caucasus, organizing paramilitaries, inciting strikes, spreading propaganda and raising money through bank robberies, ransom kidnappings and extortion.In the summer of 1906, Stalin married Ekaterina Svanidze, who later gave birth to Stalin's first child, Yakov. Stalin temporarily resigned from the party over its ban on bank robberies, masterminded a large raid on a bank shipment resulting in the deaths of 40 people and then fled to Baku, where Ekaterina died of typhus. In Baku, Stalin organized Muslim Azeris and Persians in partisan activities, including the murders of many "Black Hundreds" right-wing supporters of the Tsar, and conducted protection rackets, ransom kidnappings, counterfeiting operations and robberies.Stalin was captured and sent to Siberia seven times, but escaped all but the last of these exiles. After release from one such capture, in April 1912 in Saint Petersburg, Stalin created the newspaper Pravda from an existing party newspaper. He eventually adopted the name "Stalin", from the Russian word for steel, which he used as an alias and nom de plume in his published works.During his last exile, Stalin was conscripted by the Russian army to fight in World War I. He was deemed unfit for service because of his damaged left arm.

Origin of name, nicknames and pseudonyms

Stalin's original name and surname are transliterated as "Iosif Dzhugashvili". Like other Bolsheviks, he became commonly known by one of his revolutionary noms de guerre, of which "Stalin" was only the last. Prior nicknames included "Koba", "Ivanov" and many others.
During Stalin's reign his nicknames included:-

-"Uncle Joe", by western media, during and after the World War II.

-"Kremlin Highlander" , in reference his Caucasus Mountains origin, notably by Osip Mandelstam in his Stalin Epigram.

-"Little Father of the Peoples" or "Papa Stalin". A common nickname in the USSR during his reign, as he was portrayed as the paternal figure of the Revolution.

While photographs and portraits portray Stalin as physically massive and majestic (he had several painters shot who did not depict him "right"), he was only five feet four inches high (160 cm). (President Harry S. Truman, who stood only five feet nine inches himself, described Stalin as "a little squirt") His mustached face was fleshy and pock-marked, and his black hair later turned grey and thinned out. After a carriage accident in his youth, his left arm was shortened and stiffened at the elbow, while his right hand was thinner than his left and frequently hidden. His dental health also deteriorated as he got older - when he died, he only had three of his own teeth remaining. He could be charming and polite, mainly towards visiting statesmen, but was generally coarse, rude, and abusive. In movies, Stalin was often played by Mikheil Gelovani and, less frequently, by Aleksei Dikiy.
Marriages and family

Left :Ekaterina "Kato" Svanidze, Stalin's first wife.

Ekaterina "Kato" Svanidze, Stalin's first wife.
Stalin's son Yakov, whom he had with his first wife Ekaterina Svanidze, shot himself because of Stalin's harshness toward him, but survived. After this, Stalin said "He can't even shoot straight". Yakov served in the Red Army during World War II and was captured by the Germans. They offered to exchange him for Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, who had surrendered after Stalingrad, but Stalin turned the offer down, stating "You have in your hands not only my son Yakov but millions of my sons. Either you free them all or my son will share their fate."Afterwards, Yakov is said to have committed suicide, running into an electric fence in Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he was being held.

2nd Marriage

Left : Stalin with his children: Vasiliy and Svetlana

Left : Stalin and Nadezhda Alliluyeva

Stalin had a son, Vasiliy, and a daughter, Svetlana, with his second wife Nadezhda Alliluyeva. She died in 1932, officially of illness. She may have committed suicide by shooting herself after a quarrel with Stalin, leaving a suicide note which according to their daughter was "partly personal, partly political". According to A&E Biography, there is also a belief among some Russians that Stalin himself murdered his wife after the quarrel, which apparently took place at a dinner in which Stalin tauntingly flicked cigarettes across the table at her. Historians also claim her death ultimately "severed his link from reality."
Vasiliy rose through the ranks of the Soviet air force, officially dying of alcoholism in 1962; however, this is still in question. He distinguished himself in World War II as a capable airman. Svetlana emigrated to the United States in 1967. Stalin may have married a third wife, Rosa Kaganovich, the sister of Lazar Kaganovich. In March 2001 Russian Independent Television NTV interviewed a previously unknown grandson living in Novokuznetsk, Yuri Davydov, who stated that his father had told him of his lineage, but, was told to keep quiet because the campaign against Stalin's cult of personality.
Beside his suite in the Kremlin, Stalin had numerous domiciles. In 1919 he started with a country house near Usovo, he added dachas at Zuvalova and Kuntsevo (Blizhny dacha built by Miron Merzhanov). Before WWII he added the Lipki estate and Semyonovskaya, and had at least four dachas in the south by 1937, including one near Sochi. A luxury villa near Gagri was given to him by Beria. In Abkhasia he maintained a mountain retreat. After the war he added dachas at Novy Alon, near Sukhumi, in the Valdai Hills, and at Lake Mitsa. Another estate was near Zelyony Myss on the Black Sea. All these dachas, estates, and palaces were staffed, well furnished and equipped, kept safe by security forces, and were mainly used privately, rarely for diplomatic purposes. Between places Stalin would travel by car or train, never by air; he flew only once when attending the 1943 Tehran conference.

Left : Joseph Stalin in 1902
Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union in the mid-20th century, was born on 18 December 1878 to a Georgian cobbler in Gori, Georgia. After finishing his church-sponsored education, he embraced Marxism and became an avid follower of Vladimir Lenin. After being marked by Russian secret police for his activities, he became a full-time revolutionary and outlaw. He became one of the Bolsheviks' chief operatives in the Caucasus, organizing paramilitaries, spreading propaganda and raising money through bank robberies, kidnappings and extortion. He was captured and exiled to Siberia numerous times, but often escaped. He became one of Lenin's closest associates, which helped him rise to the heights of power after the Russian Revolution.
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Mr. Dominic u need to check out this website is so cool it has all the cartoon pictures and timeline from 1940 - 1960 i think it involves a lot about WWI!!!

hope this helps...

by: Daniel


Right: I don't really know what it says, but from the cartoon, Stalin seemed to have killed someone.

Do u guys think this are good labour camp pictures!!!!!
there is actually not much labour pictures in google. lolx
the first one is an actual Stalin's labour camp the second one was also a labour camp but i don't think is from stalin's labour camps.
Hey Mr.dom hope this pics work out!!!!
The pictures was already without colour so...
Maybe we can do what mich said we could colour it in... hahahaha
Will try to fine more!!!!!!
This is Daniel ( Pink Man ) lolx

Alright. Lynn Shia! I need your help please! How do you use this blog? I dunno how to post or edit. This is as far as the blog would coorperate with me...haha. Besides, I wanna learn how to post the stuff on the right side...hehe. Writting stuff on blogs seems fun! Hehe...So help meeeeeee!

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And here comes another girl, who feels interesting on this topic. Well, even though I am not a big fan of "History", but I still love to be in a group with the others, with the tutor as well, of course. Hope this History Project goes well for us :) Have A Blessed Day!


Omg! I'm writing! Yaiy looks like I got lucky. Haha. Yea I agree! History is really fun I guess. With the whole crazy talks in class...Who knew? But like this is a really long project, so I hope we finish it on time and catch up the rest of the chapters! but in the mean time, we'll have loads of fun completing it! Haha. Well, I have to find pictures of Stalin's purges now! Byeeeees.

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