“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin

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Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953)
He was a Soviet revolutionary and politician. Governing the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, he served as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1952 and as Premier of the Soviet Union from 1941to 1953. Heading a collective one-party state government, by 1937 he was the country’s de facto dictator. Ideologically a Marxist and a Leninist.

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