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nonoIN THE CONTEXT OF THE PERIOD 1905-2005, HOW FAR DO YOU AGREE THAT STALIN WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL LEADER OF RUSSIA

At first, it seems unlikely that Stalin was the most successful leader of Russia in the whole of the 100 years. In order to perceive success, it is necessary to consider how the leaders were able to maintain themselves in power, their popularity, their contribution towards economic success, concern for the welfare of the people and whether the gains, indeed out weight the costs. It is also important to note that recently, Putin resurrected Stalin’s image.
Joseph Stalin was the despotic leader of the Soviet Union between 1929 and 1953. During this time, he revolutionised the Russian economy with a combination of rapid
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Because perhaps, being repressive and despotic could have been the only way to remain in power during that period in Russian history.

The Terror finally burnt itself out late in 1938, and at the Party Congress in March of the following year Stalin announced the end of the era of mass purges. But the campaign had caused lasting devastation, the exact numbers may never be known, but most historians estimate that millions of Russians were either executed or shipped off to the dreaded Siberian gulags between 1936 and '38. Perhaps the Soviet psyche suffered just as much damage, as an entire nation and its attendant culture sank into a deep-seated paranoia and a frightened submission to the state, the effects of which are still being felt in Russia today. This was, not coincidentally, the era when Stalin's "cult of personality" rose to overwhelming prominence in the Soviet Union, as history was rewritten to make him the hero of every circumstance, his writings were handed out to schoolchildren with a reverence once reserved for the Bible, his childhood was mythologized and every reference to his name accompanied by phrases like "Leader of Genius of the Proletarian Revolution," "Supreme Genius of Humanity," and so on, fear had conditioned the Russians to forego all independent though.

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