Russian Dictator (1887-1953)
As you read try to answer these questions..
1. Where and when was Joseph Stalin born?
2. What was he known for?
3. How many people did he kill?
4. How and when did he die?
Josef Vissarionovich Djughashvili (Joseph Stalin)
Joseph Stalin was born in Gori, Georgia December 21st, 1878. Stalin was known to be a very mysterious man and there were people who liked him and people who didn't. He was highly prone to illnesses, he was the 4th child born into his family. His 3 other siblings died at young ages leaving him as the only child. He was abused by his father, an alcoholic Georgian cobbler. Stalin was a well known man for many things. One is it is a fact the he killed 40 million more people than Hitler, so in other words he killed 60 million people. His brutal 30-year rule as an absolute ruler consist of a lot of atrocities, some were purges, expulsions,forced displacements, imprisonment in labor camps, manufactured famines, torture and the old-fashioned acts of mass murder and massacres. By the end of february 1953 he fell into a coma the lasted 4 days, after he regained consciousness he started struggling to stay alive. He was around 76 years-old and his health was not in the best shape. After struggling for many days stalin finally passed away. His date of death March 5th, 1953.
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