Russian Communists and their supporters lay flowers at the tomb of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to mark the 60th anniversary of his death at the Red Square in Moscow on March 5, 2013. Russia marks today 60 years since the death of Stalin with attitudes split about whether to view him as a tyrant who slaughtered millions or a national saviour who helped turn the country into a global superpower that emerged victorious in World War II. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
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Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953), General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, circa 1930.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Russia's Central Committee Joseph Stalin.
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Portrait of the general Secretary of the Communist Party of USSR Stalin. 1940s
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, born Josef Vissarionovich Dzugashvili, (1879 - 1953), attending the Potsdam Conference at Cecilienhof Palace near Berlin, where the 'Big Three' meetings were held to determine action against Japan and make arrangements for post war Europe, 2nd August 1945.
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Joseph Stalin (1879-1953) Russian Communist dictator.
Future Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953) with a group of Bolshevik revolutionaries in Turukhansk, Russia, 1915. From left to right (standing): unknown, Suren Spandaryan, Stalin, Lev Kamenev, Grigory Petrovsky, Linde, Jacob Sverdloff, unknown; (seated) Fyodor Samoylov, Sergusheva, Badaieff and Nikolai Shagov.