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Featured Article: Josef Stalin
Soviet Union between 1928 and his death in 1953. Stalin held the title General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), a position that did not originally have significant influence, but through Stalin's ascendancy, became that of party leader and de facto leader of the Soviet Union. Stalin was responsible transforming the Soviet Union from an agricultural nation into a global superpower and did not see the elimination of millions of lives as an impediment to the achievement of this goal.
Popular Article: Rome
Italy and of the Lazio region, and is Italy's largest and most populous city. With a history spanning more than 2,500 years, it is renowned as one of the founding cities of Western Civilization. Along with its central place in the history of the Roman Empire, Rome has a significant place in the history of Christianity. The historic center, including numerous religious and public buildings, is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Up to the present day it endures as the city surrounding Vatican City, the home of the papacy of the Roman Catholic Church.
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