Painting, 1930's. This is Joseph Stalin, a Russian Dictator. Stalin was a member the communist party and gained power by force along with his attempt for industrialization for the Soviet Union. Stalin cleansed the country of the 'enemies of the people' party. This meant millions of people executed of sent to slave labour camps. Although the death toll was immensely large, Stalin did not mind, intact was proud of it. This happened during the 1930s and was a major event in the world.