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noun as in tyrant

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It represents the return of Stalin’s practices – the forced confessions, the ruined fates, the isolation, the absolutely trumped-up charges.

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Within a few years, working with Stalin and others, Lysenko was well on the way to purging Mendelian geneticists from the ranks of Soviet science, having them fired or thrown into prison if they did not swear allegiance to Lysenko’s views.

State-controlled footage of New Year’s eve celebrations showing happy workers dancing and drinking to the health of Stalin painted the picture of a more prosperous era.

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Suny, like most who have written about Stalin in the past three decades or more, finds gaping holes in that old approach.

Stalin was one of the party’s leaders who got Lenin to moderate his rhetoric.

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.

Few sore losers could wield sharp words quite like Leon Trotsky, especially when talking about Joseph Stalin.

Stalin may not have written the Pravda piece himself—it was unsigned—but without question he had approved it.

Ye've been stalin a pauper—a pair iv 'em, faith—an' ye must answer fur it wid yer life to owld Belcher.

They aim to pull Joe Stalin off his clinker-picking job and make him secretary here.

He insisted that what little he might be able to tell Stalin wouldn't help at all.

And there will be an expression of deep sorrow from Premier Joseph Stalin, too.

Not even Hearst has accused Stalin of irregularity in his private life.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Stalin, such as: autocrat, bully, despot, dictator, oppressor, and absolutist.

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