[stah-lin, -leen, stal-in; Russian stah-lyin]
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Examples from the Web for stalin
Stalin, now one of the top men in the party, was sent there by Lenin to ensure that grain was getting shipped to Moscow.
A childhood friend of his, Ioseb Iremashvili, said Stalin “was devoted to only one person—his mother.”
Later in life, Stalin would add one, and only one person, to his list of those he cared about.
Stalin may not have written the Pravda piece himself—it was unsigned—but without question he had approved it.
In the event, in the long cat and mouse game that Stalin played with him, the cat did not pounce.
He insisted that what little he might be able to tell Stalin wouldn't help at all.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front
R. Sidney Bowen
But if you ever meet him you can tell him that I admire Stalin and the Russian people.The Five Arrows
Now I know what he wanted with Stalin, and that goat, and those rabbits!Uller Uprising
Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Not even Hearst has accused Stalin of irregularity in his private life.
You read Marx and Lenin and Stalin--makes you a revolutionist.
- 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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Word Origin and History for stalin
Russian, literally "steel," assumed name of Soviet Communist Party and Soviet Union leader Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (1879-1953). Cf. Molotov.
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