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Stalin, Josef (1879–1953)

  • By: Jeffrey W. Jones
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Soviet dictator

Josef Vissarionovich Stalin, the “Man of Steel” as his name means in Russian, was one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. He participated in the Russian revolutionary movement that overthrew the three-hundred-year-old Romanov dynasty in 1917; in ...

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