General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Josef Stalin

Josef Stalin was the first General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1922. Stalin was born as Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in Georgia, Russia in 1879. Following Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s death in 1924, Stalin used his position to expand power until he was the supreme leader of the Soviet Union and the most powerful tyrant in history, and retained power until his death on March 5, 1953.

      1879, 1922, March 5th 1953, 1924, 1930s
      Josef Stalin
      General Secretary, CP
      Georgia, Russia

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