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Why Russia Feared Joseph Stalin

The Most Brutal Dictator In History

By Amine OubihPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Why Russia Feared Joseph Stalin
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For twenty-five years Russia was under the severe rule of one of the most inhuman and brutal dictators who ever existed, a man whose power was so extensive that dissenting opinion wasn`t enough for not only getting out of public life but even out of photographs. Joseph Stalin was called Ioseb Dzhugashvili in his early years and till now he is the monumental figure not only for the triumph in the World War II but for the power he held over the Soviet Union.

Stalin's regime was characterized by harsh industrialization and collectivization, which consequently propelled Russia to the age of nuclear power. However, it was at a cost of numerous executions, forced labour, and even famine. On the other hand, in spite of all the activity surrounding these events, there was the ordinary life of an enigmatic person.

According to the familiar picture of a dedicated leader Stalin generally missed the start of working day and usually set up early at night. This office turned into the center of energy, night meetings, and summoning people without their consent, which often resulted in loss of freedom for anyone who violated his summon.

However, he is a devoted fan of music and theatre, which he liked taking him away from the insane world he personally created. On the contrary, he was conspicuous by his wasteful habits while others were starving in his kingdom.

The ruler who presided over sumptuous banquets where wine was abundant and the loyalties were put to test in the name of camaraderie, didn't appear to understand or entertain the level of the injustices endured by his subjects. Whilst he indulged in luxury, many others in the USSR died due to the famine, executives of the plans he invented to solidify his power.

Undoubtedly, the most dramatic and horrific episode of Stalin’s rule was the Holodomor, when Ukraine starved to death in the face of massive deliberately created artificial famine whose objective was to weaken the dissent, and so to maintain control. Humble serfs that refused to give in to collectivization were severely punished with millions dying as the price.

Stalin, in an attempt to keep everything secret, secretly attempted bizarre tests for the warriors’ super abilities. The transgression of the scientist boundaries in the creation of human-ape hybrids is a major element of his unethical approach and is a discredit for the scientists who created them.

Finally, the era of Stalin's tyranny becomes synonymous with the fear and suffering, as any dissent was extinguished immediately, with the most barbaric means of punishments. His everyday life, shrouded with such secrecy and manipulation indeed mimic a portrayal of a dictator who couldn’t be stopped by his ravenous greed for power. Nevertheless, it is during those darkest times of history that the invincible ruach of humanity lives on epitomizing the ever present impulse for freedom and justice.

Although Stalin’s cruelties and the entire regime he has headed are nothing but a nightmare, the story of his common life is a testimony to the human nature, which is a mixture of darkness and light. When we, as a reflection of the legacy of Joseph Stalin, we remember about the necessity of being alert against the despotism, in particular about the democracy, justice, and human rights values.

A final conclusion to this little investigation on the daily routine of Joseph Stalin shows an intricate figure in the history that was not as powerful as cruel dictator. The opulent and luxurious life he lived, as millions of people around him died of starvation and misery, is the real truth though he had created an ambience of political intrigue and ruthless tyranny with protection from all possible conspiracies. The very person of Stalin, the “Boss” carving his name into history with terror imprinted onto the pages of the human history is an ever lasting warning of uncontrolled power and safeguarding democratic and human rights at stake. Feeling the weight of the present legacy of Stalinism we are reawakened come into the present reality to achieve freedom and justice, and this lasting battle to accomplish them requires to learn of the mistakes of the past.

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Hello,I am a traveler and writer. Whether It's Real Or Fiction, I always find something interesting to write about, and I use this content to spark the desire to learn more in readers.

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