A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Today in history: December 18, 1878 - Joseph Stalin’s birthday. Stalin joined the Bolsheviks in 1903. During the years before the 1917 Russian revolution Stalin was captured and sent to Siberia seven times, but escaped most of these exiles. He was elected to the Bolshevik central committee in April 1917, and became General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1922. He led the process of building so
cialism in the Soviet Union during its first decades (when many said it couldn’t be done), transforming it from a largely agrarian society to a major industrial power. Stalin led the Soviet Union in playing the key role in rolling back and defeating the Nazis in World War II. These were two of the most important feats of the 20th century. (image: Stalin with Lenin in 1919)
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