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Portrait length color image of Joseph Stalin aka.  Ioseb Besarionis dze Jugashvili, Ио́сиф Виссарио́нович Ста́лин , by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Joseph Stalin aka.  Ioseb Besarionis dze Jugashvili, Ио́сиф Виссарио́нович Ста́лин , by George Stuart.

His image as “Papa Joe” hid his monstrous reality.

Joseph Stalin slowly climbed to power through his friends and his closeness to Lenin, who came to depend on him. Lenin only realized his mistake following a paralyzing stroke. By then it was too late. Stalin’s ascendancy and regime brought death to millions and misery to millions more.

He did, however, lead the Russians through World War II and for this he is still seen as a hero by many. Dressed here as Generalissimo of the Soviet Union. Upper left, heavy smoker. Upper right, his famous profile


Left close up color image of Joseph Stalin aka.  Ioseb Besarionis dze Jugashvili, Ио́сиф Виссарио́нович Ста́лин , by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Joseph Stalin aka.  Ioseb Besarionis dze Jugashvili, Ио́сиф Виссарио́нович Ста́лин , by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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