Stalin’s son Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by the Germans

Yakov Dzhugashvili, Stalin’s elder son, served in the Red Army during the Second World War, and was captured, or surrendered, in the initial stages of [...]

Joseph Stalin mugshot held by Okhrana, the Tsarist Secret Police

The information card attached to the mugshot says “looks around 32-34 years old″, it also says his ear form is “6″. Also it has a separate [...]

Stalin in an off-record photo captured by his bodyguard Vlasik

Vlasik’s off-the-record photos of Stalin caused a sensation in the early 1960s when an enterprising Soviet journalist spirited some out, selling them to [...]