Silent Memento: You just missed my entire point on what I said, Yes Stalin married twice, but that dosn't automatically equate to happiness. Go and read my previous post COMPLETELY before awnsering. Any way Stalin and Nadya loved each other and not just because he was the Supreme Soviet Leader.
And what would those reasons for loving Stalin be, in your honest opinion? He was a paranoid and ruthless tyrant who would not hesitate to send millions of his countrymen to the Siberian wasteland to die. Why did two women fall for him? It sure wasn't his glowing personality.
Eh... Did you know him, or something? I haven't met Stalin, but who knows how charming he could've been?
He sent millions of Soviets to forced labor camps for little to no reason. That's ruthlessness and paranoia defined, and it makes me think that those two women only married Stalin because he was a powerful head of state.
You clearly haven't heard about the Private Stalin, charming, intelligent, humourous, physically strong, and smothering children, friends and associates, (if he wasn't suspcious of them) and his wife with love. So much so that he was accused of being overbearing and smothering.
Public Stalin was propaganda, whcih you can look up and I won't explain it.
Political Stalin was a ruthless murder, intolerant fanatic and sadistic egotistical tyrant who slaughtered friends, proteges, rivals and any and all without blind, obediant faith.
Just because one has killed 20 million dosn't mean that they are gloomy, asocial unlikeabale people. Read your history, reserach facts and don't make assumptions. People are complex and multi-sided so don't think that most people have only one 'face'.
I don't think you think too deeply about facts that oppose your view Silent Memento, disappointing. Stalin was a brutal monster, vampire and fused megolomaina with humbleness, paranoia with a socialble attitude and sadism with charm.
HINT FOR NEXT TIME: Research your facts, Silent Memento.
Read Stalin the Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montifiore and Robert Conquest's work