okay, I just came across, 10 things you didn't know about Stalin:I was inspired to share Edith Piaf's song with you because she was mentioned in the 'Sagittarius The Hero' piece I was reading. Now, I find myself enjoying her gorgeous music on YouTube this Friday afternoon.
His birthday is up for debate
According to official accounts, Stalin was born on December 18, 1879. However, the Old Style Julian calendar (the Russian calendar) marks his birthday as December 6. Stalin himself, however, changed his birthday to December 21, as well as his birth year (allegedly) to 1881, to throw off tsarist officials.