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Police photograph of a younger Joseph Stalin 1902


Joseph Stalin 1902 - Georgian SSR

The whole world knows Joseph Stalin, for the Russian communist dictator he was. And we all have the heavily cigar-smoking, hefty tall and big-mustached Stalin in our minds. But this particular picture of him from the year 1902 shows a rather different image of Stalin.

He seems like a young and handsome man in his early 20s. But it's a snap from police documents. I wonder what he was arrested for! From an novice youth rising to the highest rank of the country, Stalin did cover a journey very few can boast of undertaking.

One can see a strange brightness in the aura of his youthful face. He was indeed born to achieve greatest of the heights ever.

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