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Joseph Stalin
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EpicLLOYD as Joseph Stalin
Character information
Birth name Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili (იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე ჯუღაშვილი)
Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Иосиф Виссарио́нович Джугашви́ли)
Nickname(s) Joseph Stalin
The Man of Steel
Uncle Joe
Kremlin Highlander
The Red Tsar
Born December 18, 1878
Gori, Georgia
Died March 5, 1953 (aged 74)
Moscow, Russia
Physical description
Hair Black
Eyes Amber
Based on
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Rap battle information
Appeared in Rasputin vs Stalin
Vs Rasputin
Vladimir Lenin
Mikhail Gorbachev
Vladimir Putin
Release date April 22, 2013
Official vote(s) 66% (Old poll from ERB Website)
Location(s) Moscow State University
A Bolshevik propaganda poster
Bolt-shaped neon signs
A disco hall
Cameo information
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Appeared in Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible
During Ivan the Terrible's first verse
Location(s) Red Square

See the soul of the man who made Mother Russia his bitch!
— Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin battled Rasputin preceding Vladimir Lenin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Vladimir Putin in Rasputin vs Stalin. He also made a cameo appearance through reused footage in Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible. He was portrayed by EpicLLOYD on both occasions.

Information on the rapper

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин), born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili (Georgian: იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე ჯუღაშვილი), was born on December 18th, 1878, in Gori, Georgia. He was a dictator of the USSR and played a huge role in the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, succeeding Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin. He ruled the USSR with an iron fist from the mid-1920s to his death in 1953, industrialized Russia under his Five Year Plans, decisively led the Russians to victory against Adolf Hitler in the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk, and led the Soviet Union in the early years of the Cold War.

Under Stalin's rule, the concept of "socialism in one country" became a central principle of Soviet society. He replaced the New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in the early 1920s with a highly centralized command economy, launching a period of industrialization and collectivization that resulted in the rapid transformation of the USSR from a rural society into an industrial power. However, the economic changes coincided with the imprisonment of millions of people in Soviet correctional labor camps and the deportation of many others to remote areas. The initial upheaval in agriculture disrupted food production and contributed to the catastrophic Soviet famine of 1932–1933, known as the Holodomor in Ukraine. Later, in a period that lasted from 1936–39, Stalin instituted a campaign against alleged enemies of his regime called the Great Purge, in which hundreds of thousands were executed. Major figures in the Communist Party, such as the old Bolsheviks, Leon Trotsky, and several Red Army leaders were killed after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the government and Stalin.

Stalin led the Soviet Union through its post-war reconstruction phase, which saw a significant rise in tension with the Western world that would later lead to the Cold War. During this period, the USSR became the second country in the world to successfully develop a nuclear weapon, after the United States, as well as launching the Great Plan for the Transformation of Nature in response to another widespread famine and the Great Construction Projects of Communism.

Stalin died at the age of 74, due to a cerebral hemorrhage, on March 5th, 1953, in Moscow, Russia.

Appearance in the rap battle (cameo)

Stalin, alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rasputin, Vladimir Lenin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Vladimir Putin, appeared in Red Square in Ivan the Terrible's first verse during the line, "I'm the first Tsar of all of Russia!"


Look into my eyes, you perverted witch!

See the soul of the man who made Mother Russia his bitch!

You think I give a fuck about my wife?

My own son got locked up in prison, and I didn't save his life!

You got off easy when they pickled that moose cock!

I'd leave your neck in a noose in a trench and shot!

Your whole family; shot! All your wizard friends; shot!

Anyone who sold you pierogi; shot!

Starve you for days 'til you waste away!

I even crush mother fuckers when I'm laid in state!

Pride of Lenin; took Trotsky out of the picture!

Drop the hammer on you harder than I bitch slapped Hitler!

Scrapped lyrics

They're calling this for Stalin, I will kick you in the rectum

You should now prepare to be my next Bolshevik-tim

What smells like a poo log? It must be rhymes from you, dog!

I got this battle locked up like I threw it in the Gulag!

You're a gross and creepy scary-eyed weird wizard

Now poof, disappear and conjure up some beard scissors

I'm Stoli Gold, you're a plastic handle of Popov

You sure act like a dick for a punk with his junk chopped off

I'm majestic, you're a bit thick, I'm not impressed with your magic tricks

I'm sadistic, with a swift kick for a mystic with a missed dick

Ass-putin, you've surely lost now

You want beef? I got the whole Moscow!


  • Stalin was originally planned to battle Rocky Balboa in Season 2.
  • He is the fifth dictator to appear in a battle.
  • He is the second communist rapper to appear in a battle, the first is Kim Jong-il.
  • He is the seventh rapper whose title card reads different from what the announcer says, as he is only called "Stalin" while his title card reads "Joseph Stalin".
  • Both he and Superman are nicknamed "The Man of Steel".
    • Coincidentally, they were portrayed by EpicLLOYD.