Joseph Stalin Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story ..."Quotes attributed to Stalin reflected his utter disregard for human life. Among other bons mots, he allegedly declared:Death is the solution to all problems. No man -- no problem, and One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
Part of the problem with counting the total loss of life lies with the incompleteness and unreliability of Soviet records. A more troubling dilemma has to do with the fact that many some deaths like starvation from famines may or may not have been directly connected to Stalins policies.
In any case, if the figure of 60 million dead is accurate that would mean that an average of 2 million were killed during each year of Stalins horrific reign or 40,000 every week (even during peacetime).
If the lower estimate of 20 million is the true number, that still translates into 1,830 deaths every single day.
Thus, Stalins regime represented a machinery of killing that history excluding, perhaps, China under Chairman Mao Tse-Tung -- has never witnessed."
... Georgia, Joseph Stalin rose to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party,... a devout Russian Orthodox Christian, wanted him to become a priest.