David reynolds describes stalin's life as a bolshevik bank robber clips from world war two: 1941 and the man of steel (bbc four, 2013) while working as a clerk at the meteorological observatory, joseph carries on with his revolutionary activities, organising strikes and protests. Joseph stalin or iosif vissarionovich stalin, was the leader of the soviet union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953 more among the bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the russian revolution of 1917, stalin was appointed general secretary of the party's central committee in 1922. The early life of joseph stalin covers the life of joseph stalin from his birth on 6 december (18 december, new style) 1878 until the october revolution on 25 october 1917 (7 november) born in gori, georgia to a cobbler and a house cleaner, he grew up in the city and attended school there before moving to tiflis (modern-day tbilisi) to join the tiflis seminary. It is joseph stalin who codified the body of ideas that, under the name of marxism-leninism, constituted the official doctrine of the soviet and eastern european communist parties stalin was a man of action in a slightly different sense than was lenin.
Early life on december 18, 1879, in the russian peasant village of gori, georgia, iosif vissarionovich dzhugashvili (later known as joseph stalin) was born the son of besarion jughashvili, a cobbler, and ketevan geladze, a washerwoman, joseph was a frail child at age 7, he contracted smallpox, leaving his face scarred.
Under stalin, the soviet government assumed control of what few industrial complexes it didn't already own, but the most violent upheaval to the soviet economy was stalin's forced collectivization of agriculture. The soviet union under joseph stalin was considered to be totalitarian because of the oppressive conditions the citizens of russia had to live in many people were killed or sent to gulags. Joseph stalin, russian in full iosif vissarionovich stalin, original name (georgian) ioseb dzhugashvili, (born december 18 [december 6, old style], 1879, gori, georgia, russian empire [see researcher’s note]—died march 5, 1953, moscow, russia, ussr), secretary-general of the communist party of the soviet union (1922–53) and premier of the soviet state (1941–53), who for a quarter of a century dictatorially ruled the soviet union and transformed it into a major world power.
Joseph stalin was born iosif vissarionovich dzhugashvili in the village of gori, in the russian province of georgia, on dec 21, 1879 his father was a shoemaker with a penchant for drunkenness, who left gori when stalin was young to seek employment in the city of tiflis thus joseph's mother.