Yes Stalin was a dictator.
After the revolution the USSR was a democratic communist state but the elite took control of the state and it became another oligarchy like any other. The first dictator of communist Russia was Lenin but when he died Starlin took over. Stalin was an imperialist as well as a dictator which is against the ideology of communism.
For this reason communists distance their views from those of Stalin as he only used communist Propaganda to remain as head of state.
However it can be argued that Stalin was not entirely a dictator as he was unable to gain complete power in the USSR. He was never technically head of government and he could still be removed by legal means if anyone challenged the regime. This almost occurred in 1934 just before the Kirov Affair, with Kirov seeming to be a realistic candidate to take the post of general secretary from Stalin.
There was also brutal opposition to many of his policies including collectivisation and his attacks on the church, and in the later case he even abandoned his policy against the church during the second world war to further patriotism. He was unable to gain full control.
Joseph Stalin was a dictator. He was not a Nazi though.
Joseph Stalin was the dictator of Russia.
dictator of USSR
He was dictator of the Soviet Union.
Joseph Stalin reigned from 1924-1926
The Russian dictator Joseph Stalin was responsible for 400,000 deaths. This were the deaths of the Russians.
The Soviet Union
Joseph Stalin was a brutal dictator feared by his people.
Russia/ soviet Union
Joseph Stalin was at his home when he died on March 5th, 1953. Joseph Stalin is most known as being the dictator of the Soviet Union.
That Joseph Stalin was a brutal, murderous dictator can no longer be denied. The historical evidence is overwhelming.
During World War 2, Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the Soviet Union.
Joseph Stalin, was the dictator of Russia from mid-1920s until his death in 1953.
The dictator of the soviet union in the 1940's was Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin is known for being a dictator in the communist Soviet Union.
Joseph Stalin was the dictator of Russia from mid-1920s until his death in 1953.
Joseph Stalin replaced Vladimir Lenin after his death in 1924. Stalin was a dictator of the Soviet Union for more than 20 years.