Joseph Stalin’s life in Incredible Rare Pictures

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Joseph Stalin was a Soviet Dictator. He ruled the Soviet Union for almost two decades. He advocated the policies of Stalinism and it was his Red Army who defeated the Nazis and ultimately ended World War II. His was a regime of terror and death. Additionally, millions of people have died under his regime due to factors such as famine, war, executions, deportations and mass repressions.

Let’s take at the rare and unexpected pictures of Joseph Stalin

1) A rare and unexpected picture of Joseph Stalin ‘pulling’ a coin out of Winston Churchill‘s ear.

A picture of Stalin 'pulling' a coin out of Churchill's ear.
Stalin ‘pulling’ a coin out of Churchill’s ear.

2) Stalin pictured with his wife Nadezhda Alliluyeva at his countryside cottage.

A picture of Joseph Stalin at a picnic
Stalin at a picnic at his dacha

3) A man who killed millions does normal activities as well. In the picture below, he is adjusting the wipers of his car.

A picture of Joseph Stalin adjusting the wipers of the ZIS-115
Stalin adjusting the wipers of his car

4) Pictured here is a shellshocked Joseph Stalin when he learnt that the Germans were about to seize Kyiv in 1941.

A picture of a shellshocked Stalin
A shellshocked Stalin

5) Joseph Stalin, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill pictured at the Tehran Conference.

A picture of Stalin, Rooselvelt and Churchill
The Big Three, Joeseph Stalin, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill

6) The Sword of Stalingrad presented to Joseph Stalin by the UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the Tehran Conference.

A picture of the Sword of Stalingrad
The Sword of Stalingrad being presented during the Tehran Conference

7) Mugshot of 33-year-old Stalin.

A picture of the mugshot of Stalin
Mugshot of 33-year-old Stalin

8) He often erased rivals in photographs. In the photo at the right, he has chemically erased Nikolai Yezhov.

A before and after picture of erased Nikolai
The original and the edited photograph (right) (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

9) Stalin pictured with his youngest child and only daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva.

A picture of Stalin with his youngest child and only daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva.
Stalin with his daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva

10) A 25-year-old Stalin is pictured here with other convicts in Kutaisi, Georgia.

A picture of Stalin with other convicts in Kutaisi.
Stalin in Kutaisi, Georgia

11) Founder of the People’s Republic of China Mao Zedong attends Stalin’s 70th birthday.

A picture of Mao Zedong and Stalin
Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin

 

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