Uncommon Knowledge: Part 1: Stephen Kotkin on Stalin’s Rise to Power


Published on Oct 6, 2015

Recorded on July 29, 2015 Part 1: Stalin was born in a small town in Georgia in which he was educated to become a priest. After succeeding in school and becoming a devout follower of the faith, Stalin left the priesthood and became a communist revolutionary. World War I and the revolutions of 1917 set the stage for Stalin and the Communists to take power in Russia.

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