Some articles on stalin:

Soviet Nonconformist Art - History - 1953 (the Death of Stalin) - 1962
... The death of Joseph Stalin in 1953, and Nikita Khrushchev's subsequent denunciation of his crimes during his Secret Speech at the Twentieth Party Congress in 1956 ... Furthermore, Stalin's cult of personality was recognized as detrimental, and within weeks many paintings and busts bearing his likeness were removed from public places ... who had made their careers painting idealized portraits of Stalin, were forced out of their official positions, as they had become embarrassing to the new leadership ...
Treaty Of Kars - Stalin's Role
... According to different participants at the Moscow Conference, Joseph Stalin's participation in Kars Treaty was huge in the context of the large area of Democratic Republic of Armenia's ... That way supposed direct contact with Stalin, who is the closest friend of Lenin ... if not the interfering of Stalin.. ...
Soviet Nonconformist Art - History - 1917-1932
... However, in 1932 Stalin's government took control of the arts with the publication of "On the Reconstruction of Literary-Artistic Organizations" a decree that put artists' unions under the control of ... Two years later, Stalin instituted a policy that unified aesthetic and ideological objectives, which was called Socialist Realism, broadly defined as art that was, "socialist in content and ... and often either murdered or sent to the gulag, as part of Stalin's Great Purges ...
The Stalin
... The Stalin (ザ・スターリン?, stylized as THE STALIN) were an influential Japanese punk rock band formed in June 1980, by leader and vocalist Michiro Endo ... In May 1987 Michiro formed a group called Video Stalin, which mostly made videos instead of albums, they disbanded in 1988 ... In 1989 Michiro created a new band named Stalin and continued to make music with them until 1993 ...
Gabriel Kolko - Political Views
... of War, where he was similarly dismissive of Stalin's dictatorship and summarised Mao as follows What Mao called theory, with the intense vanity which made him manipulate the party into passing encomiums to ... a great strategist and tactician in the acquisition of power, but in fact below even Stalin as a thinker ... He never rose to even Stalin's sterile level of generality and abstraction, or above homilies that took more from Sun Yat-sen than Lenin ...

Famous quotes containing the word stalin:

    In Stalin each [Soviet bureaucrat] easily finds himself. But Stalin also finds in each one a small part of his own spirit. Stalin is the personification of the bureaucracy. That is the substance of his political personality.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

    To choose one’s victims, to prepare one’s plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bed ... there is nothing sweeter in the world.
    —Josef Stalin (1879–1953)

    It was the supreme expression of the mediocrity of the apparatus that Stalin himself rose to his position.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)