Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
was born in 1878, died 1953 of a stroke aged 75 years. His birth name was Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jughashvili
. Stalin was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who ruled the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. He served as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and premier of the Soviet Union (1941–1953). Despite initially governing the Soviet Union as part of a collective leadership, Stalin eventually consolidated power to become the country's de facto dictator
by the 1930s. He changed his surname to "Steel", Стали (Stali) in Russian since being known as the "man of steel"
His totalitarian government has been widely condemned for overseeing mass repressions, ethnic cleansing, deportations, hundreds of thousands of executions, and famines that killed millions. Ivan Alexeevich Kuganov
estimated that the Soviets were involved in the democide of 61,911,000
people; 7,142,000 of them foreigners. Mainly starved, but the murders also involved shootings, torture, frozen or worked to death. Others estimate the figure is a mere 45 million. Others 97,808,000
human beings; probably closer to reality.
Stalin still maintains a wide level of support in this remote, barren, northern wasteland. His statues are taken down and street names have been changed, but unlike the Reich, there have been no Nürnberg trials, no equivalent of a denazification (not that that worked), no establishment of a "truth commission" as happened in South Africa.
It is Stalin rather than der Führer Adolf Hitler who should be regarded as the most alarming person in the world, of the twentieth century. Stalin is not a one off, but stands in a historical tradition of "rule by terror", which existed before him, which he refined and will exist again. The spectre of Stalin is the one that should worry the world and der Juden.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko the Russian Poet wrote this in his poem "the Heirs of Stalin"
Mute was the marble. Mutely glimmered the glass.
Mute stood the sentries, bronzed by the breeze.
Thin wisps of smoke curled over the coffin.
And breath seeped through the chinks
as they bore him out the mausoleum doors.
Slowly the coffin floated, grazing the fized bayonets.
He also was mute- his embalmed fists,
just pretending to be dead, he watched from inside.
He wished to fix each pallbearer in his memory:
young recruits from Ryazan and Kursk,
so that later he might collect enough strength for a sortie,
rise from the grave, and reach these unreflecting youths.
He was scheming. Had merely dozed off.
And I, appealing to our government, petition them
to double, and treble, the sentries guarding this slab,
and stop Stalin from ever rising again
and, with Stalin, the past.
I refer not to the past, so holy and glorious,
of Turksib, and Magnitka, and the flag raised over Berlin.
By the past, in this case, I mean the neglect
of the people’s good, false charges, the jailing of innocent men.
We sowed our crops honestly.
Honestly we smelted metal,
and honestly we marched, joining the ranks.
But he feared us. Believing in the great goal,
he judged all means justified to that great end.
He was far-sighted. Adept in the art of political warfare,
he left many heirs behind on this globe.
I fancy there’s a telephone in that coffin:
Stalin instructs Enver Hoxha.
From that coffin where else does the cable go!
No, Stalin has not given up. He thinks he can cheat death.
We carried him from the mausoleum.
But how remove Stalin’s heirs from Stalin!
Some of his heirs tend roses in retirement,
thinking in secret their enforced leisure will not last.
Others, from platforms, even heap abuse on Stalin
but, at night, yearn for the good old days.
No wonder Stalin’s heirs seem to suffer
these days from heart trouble. They, the former henchmen,
hate this era of emptied prison camps
and auditoriums full of people listening to poets.
The Party discourages me from being smug.
'Why care? ' some say, but I can’t remain inactive.
While Stalin’s heirs walk this earth,
Stalin, I fancy, still lurks in the mausoleum.
Sadly the world has vilified the wrong man; including his own people. Hitler tried to save the world from this Monster; in doing so he paid the ultimate price of defeat, death and eternal damnation. The malice of Stalin was projected.
The mistreatment of a few million juden would not make a man like Stalin batter an eyelid; shoot them?, most likely not but the thought of them freezing and starving to death would bring a smile