Oprichniki secret police, Novgorod massacre
Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584) was Russia‘s first Czar (Tsar), and the equivalent of Dracula before Joseph Stalin’s communist state terror of last century.
Ivan created Oprichniki – Russia’s first secret police, massacred a whole town’s population after sealing off the town – Novgorod – and torturing the people. Despite his intellectual upbringing, he murdered his own son and heir in ordinary anger, and his wife was poisoned.
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Joseph Stalin (1879-1953) – alias Uncle Joe, Soso, Koba
Born in Gori, Georgia to an alcoholic cobbler father and a strict mother, Communist Russia‘s despotic leader who at one time was in a seminary trying to become a priest until he was expelled. He knew no feeling of love; not for his own son nor daughter, nor for his wife who was driven to commit suicide.
Power-drunk as Secretary General of Soviet Union‘s Communist Party, Stalin purged intellectuals, deported millions of people to perish away in the polar-cold dry wastelands of the Gulags, savagely killed 40 million of his own subjects, created the Iron Curtain that isolated Russia’s Soviet Union, and deliberately caused famine in the Ukraine. His slogan for solving any problem was “Death solves all problems: no man, no problem“.