Russian Rulers Photo Gallery and related media
Stalin's rapid industrialization, agrarian reforms and series of purges led to the death and imprisonment of millions of Soviet citizens. He successfully led the USSR through World War II and oversaw the communization of Eastern Europe, which would lead to the Cold War.
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From the Romanovs to Revolution and beyond, discover the rulers and politicians behind Russia's tumultuous history.
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