Joseph Stalin – A Short Biography
An English translation of a biography prepared by the Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute, Moscow, in 1947. This translation is from 1949, published by the Foreign Languages Publishing House. A very good example of the ‘cult’ era of Stalinalia. Lots of very airbrushed pictures.
From the last page:
In the lore and art of the people, Stalin’s name is ever linked with Lenin’s. “We go with Stalin as with Lenin, we talk to Stalin as to Lenin; he knows all our innermost thoughts; all his life he has cared for us,” runs one of the many exquisite Russian folk tales of today.
With the name of Stalin, all progressive men and women, all the freedom-loving democratic peoples associate their hope for lasting peace and security.