Before his death, Lenin published a testament that stated Stalin should be immediately removed from power as Lenin was "not sure if he can be trusted to use authority with sufficient caution"
77. Stalin's body double (Felix Dadaev) was teased in school because of the resemblance with Stalin.
78. Stalin had a secret lab to analyze the feces of other foreign leaders for the purpose of constructing psychological portraits. For example, a leader with high levels of tryptophan was assumed to be calm and approachable, while a lack of potassium indicated a nervous disposition.
79. In 1907, Joseph Stalin said at the funeral of his first wife (Kato Svanidze), "This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity."
80. Stalin's first son (Yakov Dzhugashvili) shot himself because of Stalin's harshness toward him but survived. After this, Stalin said, "He can't even shoot straight."
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