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50 Joseph Stalin Quotes From the Influential and Controversial Soviet Leader

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was born to a poor family in Gori (now Georgia) in the Russian Empire. He ruled the Soviet Union from 1927 until 1953, serving as both General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1941–1953). He began governing the country through collective leadership, but by the 1930s he had become the Soviet Union’s de facto dictator.

Stalin’s government was responsible for the deaths of millions due to engineered famines, ethnic cleansing, and executions. He also supported mass repression and deportation. However, there are things we can learn from these Stalin quotes; things that remind us where dangerous thoughts lead.

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