• WordNet 3.6
    • n Stalin Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
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  • Albert Camus
    “From Paul to Stalin, the popes who have chosen Caesar have prepared the way for Caesars who quickly learn to despise popes.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “I got very well acquainted with Joe Stalin, and I like old Joe! He is a decent fellow. But Joe is a prisoner of the Politburo.”


In literature:

Joseph Stalin, for instance, vetoed plans for a Soviet phone system soon after the Bolshevik revolution.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
An' I'll warrant ye he's cur't of stalin' better than the man beyant at the wurk'o'se would be doin' if.
"Manuel Pereira" by F. C. Adams
Stalin gave the Jews a decrepit wasteland, Birobidjan, to be their "homeland".
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
They jist rin afther me as if I'd been stalin' their little hearrts.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
It's just stalin', and nothin' else.
"Bessie's Fortune" by Mary J. Holmes
Tell him Lord Garty's ready to pass sintince on him for not stalin' the heart of her wid his Rule o' Three.
"The Poor Scholar" by William Carleton
If Comrade Stalin could see that he would order one for each member of his harem.
"Class of '29" by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
I suppose the Komintern offered him a professorship at Stalin University.
"The Mercenaries" by Henry Beam Piper
Keeluk wanted Stalin for sacramental purposes.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Down with the enemies of Stalin.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore

In poetry:

Said the Ayatollah skeleton
Die writer die
Said Joe Stalin's skeleton
That's no lie
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

British historian Simon Montefiore takes us inside the mind of Jospeh Stalin and describes what life was like during his reign as leader of the Soviet Union.
A historian surveys newly available scholarship and concludes the responsibility for the cold war was all Stalin's.
Writers' Theatre production confronts life under Stalin.
Nationalism of Putin's Era Veils Sins of Stalin's.
Catholic Bishop Compares Obama to Hitler & Stalin … or does he.
But if every form of government ownership and management is socialist , that includes a lot of things far short of Stalin or Mao.
Stalin 's mother, who wanted her son to become a priest, sent him to the Gori Spiritual School in 1888, where he learned Russian.
"Judaism isn't my life," a prisoner says in "The Twenty-Seventh Man," Nathan Englander's sad and chilling play about a group of Jewish writers rounded up by Josef Stalin 's secret police.
Stalin 's Music Master.
Stalin 's Only Daughter Has Died in Wisconsin.
Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Apologizes for Comparing Bankers to Hitler and Stalin .
On Tuesday, celebrity chef Mario Batali alienated his upper crust clientele by comparing the acts of the banking industry to those of dictators Hitler and Stalin .
Like Putin, Stalin 's loyalists tolerated, for as long as necessary, certain trappings of democracy.
Hitler and Stalin Weren't That Bad.
During Stalin 's rule, national and ethic identities were shifted, encouraged or suppressed.

In science:

It took us a moment to figure out why that notebook line also says Miller-Urey, Death of Stalin, and Casino Royale.
Astrophysics in 2006
This range for the duration of the variations is also appropriate to investigate the possibility of detecting spikes (see Sagar et al. 1996; de Diego et al. 1998; Gopal-Krishna et al. 2000; Stalin et al. 2004a).
Testing tests on AGN microvariability
The relatively large number of spikes reported in microvariability literature (Sagar et al. 1996; de Diego et al. 1998; Gopal-Krishna et al. 2000; Stalin et al. 2004a) suggests that they may be a common phenomenon and worth of investigation using very fast and accurate photometry with large telescopes.
Testing tests on AGN microvariability
Stalin et al. (2004a) report three kind of variations, namely small gradual variations lasting over several hours, time resolved microvariability on hour-like timescales, and single-point fluctuations (spikes).
Testing tests on AGN microvariability
On the other hand, Stalin et al. (2005) separate BL Lacs in their sample and, using a combination of the C –statistics and the structure function find that the Duty Cycle for radio loud and radio quiet quasars are not statistically different (18 and 22% respectively).
Testing tests on AGN microvariability