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Stalin originaly came from Georgia, south of Russia. His real name was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. Stalin was in trining to become a priest, however he rejected this idea. His mother wished him to become a priest as it would elevate him from his lowly postion in life. Stalin become involved in anti-tzarist movements, which earned him 3 year stint in Siberia, which held many prisoners, political and criminal. It was during this time he changed his name to Stalin, which means 'Man of steel' or 'Steel' in Russian.

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he was included in several violent bank raids to raise money for a communist party to overthrow the Tsar (russian leader) he was also exiled to syberia twice by tsar's police

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