Joseph Stalin was a power hungry man. He exiled Leon Trotsky and later killed him. After he exiled Trotsky, he took over Russia. He was extremely brutal when he reigned.
What Stalin Did
Vladimir Lenin, the founder of communism and leader of Russia, wanted Leon Trotsky to rule Russia when he died. To keep this from happening, Stalin exiled Trotsky after Lenin died. He then took over Russia and changed the way the country did things.
Did you know?
Joseph Stalin was an atheist. He killed many Christains during his reign.