WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
Sta•lin  (stälin, -lēn, stalin; Russ. stälyin), 
n. 
  1. MonarchyJoseph V. (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili or Dzugashvili), 1879–1953, Soviet political leader: secretary general of the Communist party 1922–53;
    premier of the U.S.S.R. 1941–53.
  2. Place Namesa former name of Donetsk. 
  3. Place Namesformer name of Varna. 
  4. Place Namesformer name of Braşov. 


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Stalin /ˈstɑːlɪn/ n
  1. Also called: Stalino
    a former name (from after the Revolution until 1961) of Donetsk
  2. the former name (1950–61) of Braşov
  3. the former name (1949–56) of Varna



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