At the age of 7, he contracted smallpox, leaving his face and left arm scarred and slightly deformed. [107] As punishment, he was restricted to solitary confinement before being moved to the stricter Kutaisi Prison. [165], By 1907—according to Robert Service—Stalin had established himself as "Georgia's leading Bolshevik". [33] He caused mischief; in one incident, he ignited explosive cartridges in a shop,[34] and in another he tied a pan to the tail of a woman's pet cat. Political Ideology : Joseph Stalin has always been a believer in Marxism. He was an active student reading many books, especially books that were not allowed by the seminary. [283] Over the coming months he spent much of his time working on Pravda, at the Petrograd Soviet, or assisting Lenin on the Central Committee. [38] In February 1892, Stalin's school teachers took him and the other pupils to witness the public hanging of several peasant bandits; Stalin and his friends sympathised with the condemned. Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jughashvili, 18 December [O.S. [300] Throughout his life, Stalin often heard rumours that his paternal grandfather was ethnically Ossetian. [61] He was repeatedly confined to a cell for his rebellious behaviour. [258] The authorities were concerned about any escape attempt and thus moved Stalin, along with Sverdlov, to the hamlet of Kureika, on the edge of the Arctic Circle, in March 1914. [93] On 4 January 1902, the warehouse where he worked was set alight. He identified an Okhrana infiltrator who was trying to gain access to the Batumi Marxist circles, and they were subsequently killed. Along these lines, Joseph Stalin started a journey for enormity and regard. [62] He had joined a forbidden book club, the Cheap Library, which was active at the school. Just one on one, they don't have any weapons on them either. . Joseph grows up in poverty. Stalin is drafted into the Tsarist army but fails his physical due to a damaged left arm and a deformed foot. A few years later he was injured in a carriage accident which left arm slightly deformed (some accounts state his arm trouble was a result of blood poisoning from the injury). Meanwhile, all US presidents come from millionaire backgrounds (including Harry Truman, don’t even try to pretend that he was a modest and loving gentleman — the guy felt that he didn’t need to apologize for nuking over 2 million Japanese and German civilians towards the end of WW2, and sending over a couple hundred thousand survivors to work in internment camps in Nebraska and on plantations), and all of them pay good money for their cults. [60] He grew his hair long in an act of rebellion against the school's rules. [8] The couple had to leave their home and moved into nine different rented rooms over ten years. He was born with two adjoined toes on his left foot, and his face was permanently scarred by smallpox at the age of 7. He’s 5’4″ and wears platform shoes as well. [58] Similarly, Service felt that in the original Georgian language these poems had "a linguistic purity recognised by all". [76] In this position, he worked during the night for a wage of twenty roubles a month. At least according to one of the mansion’s tour guides, Anna Hovantseva, Stalin absolutely insisted that his mansion didn’t have any carpet purely so that he could “hear people coming”. Even though table created in 1893, photographs might be from an earlier date, still yet it's believed that this photograph of Stalin taken in 1893. Stalin was then appointed to the Central Committee, and would remain on it for the rest of his life. Агент Охранки или провокатор по призванию? [312] Similarly, Robert Conquest was of the view that such claims "must be dismissed". 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