The Stalinist Self: The Case of Ioseb Jughashvili (1898–1907)

  title={The Stalinist Self: The Case of Ioseb Jughashvili (1898–1907)},
  author={Erik van Ree},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  pages={257 - 282}
  • E. van Ree
  • Published 30 April 2010
  • Art
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
This article explores the sense of self exhibited by Ioseb (“Soso”) Jughashvili, Stalin in statu nascendi, during the 1898–1907 period, when he served the Russian Social-Democratic Workers Party (RSDWP) as an activist mainly based in Tiflis. Taken in its most abstract form, the self is part of the human condition. People of all cultures and times are aware of their separate existence. Our minds do not telepathically merge with that of our neighbors. On a more concrete level, though, senses of… 
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