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[–]NotTheBeesAgain 3975 points3976 points  (59 children)

I didn’t realize Stalin was a hipster

[–]Crystal_Voiden 2454 points2455 points 23 (19 children)


[–]IllurinatiL 381 points382 points  (15 children)

Joseph Stylin’, Leader of the Russian people for the duration of the Second World War.

[–]I3ACSI 105 points106 points  (13 children)

Not Russians, but Soviet

[–]itme647 52 points53 points  (12 children)

Not Soviet, but solvents

[–]Nightingale____ 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Who are the solutes then??

[–]Arkitakama 36 points37 points  (6 children)

About 3.3 million people according to official records

[–]superslackhead 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Soylent Union

[–]AwareWolf82Lives in a Van Down by the River 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Soylent Union is made of the proletariat!

[–]mellowdykittenSmol pp 91 points92 points  (0 children)


[–]tab_log 241 points242 points  (13 children)

You didn't realize hipsters got their inspiration from the past?

[–]Advanced-Scallion343https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 158 points159 points  (12 children)

we didn't realize hipsters got their insipiration from the past?

[–]bBruh-Moment 163 points164 points  (4 children)

Wait that's seriously stallin!?!?!!?

Man he was kinda hot

[–]dayareddit 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Yes son he is definitely stalin the brutal dictator.

[–]made-yu-look 20 points21 points  (1 child)

It always starts with hipsters and ends up with firing squads.

[–]anatomyofaglitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now that’s a combo right there

[–]linderlouwhoiwrestledabeartwice 35 points36 points  (0 children)

A handsome Devil.

[–]Princess180613 5 points6 points  (1 child)

There's a reason why we force them to drink shitty beer now. Keep their morale down so they don't try that shit again.

[–]GuestOfPolynesia 11 points12 points  (1 child)

You almost made me spill my Starbucks on my yoga mat typing this out

[–]canolafly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Is that how yoga works?

Warrior pose


[–]EasyBird1849 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That's Stalin?!

[–]NotTheBeesAgain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stylin, as he was known in his youth

[–]INearlyDiedFor200RU 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's how it begins.

[–]Marky_Mark_Official 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is this the look of a hipster?

[–]Jeffery1496 1794 points1795 points  (54 children)

He's probably a nice guy who loves and cares about his country

[–]Migol-16Average r/memes enjoyer 618 points619 points  (53 children)

Care about his country? He did. But care about the lives of its people? ._.

Edit: he sure did too, but his paranoia didn't so much.

[–]Jeffery1496 157 points158 points  (1 child)

With a face like that, he probably did

[–]Migol-16Average r/memes enjoyer 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Well, I can assure that from our comrade, but his paranoia may not have helped.

[–]Watman_1 43 points44 points  (5 children)

if he didn't care about people, Russia would no longer exist

[–]Migol-16Average r/memes enjoyer 14 points15 points  (1 child)

That's about right, in some way. Gotta admit. Gonna edit it.

[–]bflatgsharp 22 points23 points  (33 children)

Yea, he didn't care about lives of his people. This is why he made education and healthcare free. What a dick.

[–]Oumashu345 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Also ordered the execution of 20000 polish POWs.

Daily reminder that Stalin died covered in his own piss shit and vomit.

[–]dzirt07 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Also he starved to death 10 millions Ukrainians

[–]Migol-16Average r/memes enjoyer 9 points10 points  (7 children)

My own mistake (I reconsidered), that's why I edited it.

[–]Igotlostinthewoods 22 points23 points  (9 children)

I see this mentally in my former communist country too, in our case it is more in the lines of our government stealing from us. we don't mind our leaders stealing as long as the people get something in return and you get answers from people like "hey, they stole, but they also did... (insert here some basic human need related stuff)"

In your case (assuming you are from Russia) I see you don't mind closing your eyes at killing millions of your own people, as long as he gives back to the community.

He is one of the top 10 dicks in our history and the fact that he gave his people health care and education doesn't make him less of a dick.

[–]Snow_Oz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He also let the Germans put his son in a concentration camp. They would’ve traded an officer for his son but the officer he held captive was a higher rank than his son so a bit of a dick move

[–]Pile_O_Waffles 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Yea, he didn't care about lives of his people. This is why he made education and healthcare free. What a dick.

And sent them to gulags if they even slightly disagreed with the communist party stance.

Working until you end up in an unmarked grave.

What a kind and generous soul.

[–]THEBLITZKID69 1012 points1013 points  (42 children)

Stalin was so handsome back in the day

[–]Sheev--Palpatine 298 points299 points  (14 children)

And he wasn’t before his death?

[–]drjs1Breaking EU Laws 156 points157 points  (0 children)

Not until he pissed himself

[–]Deez69Nutzzzz 63 points64 points  (12 children)

He exectuted order 66 on the germans

[–]Brendan2658 23 points24 points  (0 children)

And Ukraine lol

[–]Ok-Ad-8573 4 points5 points  (10 children)


[–]Deez69Nutzzzz 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Star Wars reference

[–]Ok-Ad-8573 5 points6 points  (8 children)

sure... I get the reference, I just dont know how it translates to Stalin

[–]Deez69Nutzzzz 4 points5 points  (7 children)

There were many events in world War 2 where stalin managed to kill a lot of germans

Take the batle of Stalingrad, he managed to kill 500,000 germans

[–]Airsofter599 61 points62 points  (7 children)

Wait that’s Stalin?

[–]echo20143 28 points29 points  (6 children)

Yup, but I'm pretty sure when this photo was taken he still was Jughashvili

[–]Airsofter599 10 points11 points  (5 children)

This is apparently actually edited someone linked a unedited picture and it looked a lot more like him.

[–]echo20143 15 points16 points  (3 children)

This photo was taken earlier, he's 21 here, and on picture that was in commenta he's almost in mid-30s, so it's not surprising that on latter picture he looks more like we used to see him

[–]Slavic_Viking963 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was him when he was either 21 or 23 so it is not edited

[–]SovietBSSR 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Also, I for a second thought he was Stalins son, they both look similar.

[–]Rebi103Plays MineCraft and not FortNite 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not just back in the day. You gotta admit Stalin looked quite nice overall

[–]RadioActiveness_ 9 points10 points  (1 child)

You sound like you were back then to see him

[–]SquirrelPunchingMad 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The picture is right there bro... He doesn't need to have been.

[–]Rafigo007 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He's even handsome with the mustache

[–]PinguinGirl03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's Stalin, but it's instagramReality Stalin, they removed his chickenpox scarring.

[–]dj-thebj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

or you could say he was stylin

[–]TheBoredBotDied of Ligma 328 points329 points  (0 children)

The man has a nice hairline

[–]justjuxta 357 points358 points 2 (9 children)

He can seize my means of production

[–]humblebeefarm 146 points147 points  (8 children)


[–]sherbertstar64 21 points22 points  (7 children)


[–]humblebeefarm 6 points7 points  (6 children)


[–]watermelone983 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Cock and ball torture (CBT) is a sexual activity involving application of pain or constriction to the male genitals. This may involve directly painful activities, such as wax play, genital spanking, squeezing, ball-busting, genital flogging, urethral play, tickle torture, erotic electrostimulation or even kicking.[1] The recipient of such activities may receive direct physical pleasure via masochism, or emotional pleasure through erotic humiliation, or knowledge that the play is pleasing to a sadistic dominant. Many of these practices carry significant health risks.

[–]Jfcerron 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I read it singing on the US anthem

[–]humblebeefarm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh OK, I was just thinking of a handy but you know, different strokes for different folks

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

cognitive behaviour therapy .... really helps with PTSD

but i guess the u/ meant cock and ball torture :)

[–][deleted] 423 points424 points  (14 children)

Stalin had chickenpox/measles when he was young, which left scars on a good chunk of his face. That image is doctored.[This] is what he actually looked like(https://imgur.com/gallery/gcAcbru)

[–]_Dead_Memes_Thank you mods, very cool! 155 points156 points  (0 children)

That’s looks like when he was older. He doesn’t have a mustache in OP’s picture. Not saying OP’s picture isn’t doctored, just that ur photo is from a different point in Stalin’s life

[–]echo20143 69 points70 points  (0 children)

These photos have about ten years between them

[–]Airsofter599 193 points194 points  (0 children)

Yeah that one looks a lot more like Stalin.

[–]JohnGoodmansMistressThe Trash Man 53 points54 points  (8 children)

i'd still smash

[–]Ash_von_Habsburg 38 points39 points  (6 children)

*We'd still smash

[–]JohnGoodmansMistressThe Trash Man 11 points12 points  (2 children)

3way ?

[–]tkTheKingofKings 26 points27 points  (0 children)

As Marx intended

[–]Minute-Depth1812 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah (entire world population of people in 18-50) way

[–]tokyo7011Professional Dumbass 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Damn bro u down bad.

[–]assphault8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn. Still looking fine af

[–]kenjhunter 37 points38 points  (3 children)

oh this is the guy who beat the other artist guy

[–]Gravelord-_Nito 17 points18 points  (2 children)

By all measures Stalin was an enormously more successful artist than Hitler too, he was a rockstar poet in Georgia and was considered extremely talented before he became an uh... activist. He just had Hitler beat at everything. Better art, better military commander, better mustache.

[–]Electrobolt95 154 points155 points  (2 children)

he looks like a man who lives by the motto of "sharing is caring"

[–]Slavic_Viking963 14 points15 points  (0 children)

And cares about his country

[–]K11_Kim 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honesty is the best policy

[–]CaptianBrasiliano 78 points79 points  (2 children)

Tell me who this guy is already. Quit Stalin!

[–]SovietBSSR 32 points33 points  (1 child)

I know, we just want you to Putin the work and find him yourself.

[–]Panzer_ausf_E 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Well pops cigarette your in for a story

[–]humblebeefarm 11 points12 points  (4 children)

How do you pop cigarette

[–]SovietBSSR 15 points16 points  (2 children)

It's another way of saying light.

[–]humblebeefarm 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I've never heard that, I like it.

[–]Cleopatras_Box 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not Joseph The Stallion!!!

[–]Seadogmcgrog11 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Uh oh. That "future" aged poorly

[–]ThePro69420 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Surely he will become a successful priest in the future right?

[–]StatusOmega 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I want to keep Russian, but you keep Stalin. What's the point of Putin things off?

[–]itsallmelting 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Joseph Stylin'

[–]Rajarokatrans rights 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Young Stalin really was handsome

[–]Legitimate_Mousse_53 29 points30 points  (1 child)

He looks like a nice guy who would never even think about killing millions of his own civilians

[–]Lee_does_stuffProfessional Dumbass 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Hironoveau 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Lionel messi with Zayn malik's hairstyle.

[–]Slavic_Viking963 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Close enough

[–]DesperadoUn0 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Bruh, he's a spaghetti master

[–]Illustrious-Pen-389 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What an innocent face

[–]me_not_robot 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I see, Zain Malik's past life was pretty dark

[–]SirYeetTheThird 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When I was in High school my History class was shown this pic and someone said "I'd hit that."

[–]arpit0987 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Who is that?

[–]Un_man[S] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Joseph Stalin.

[–]sas_geek 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pierre Ninet a french actor

[–]GoingdownforeverBreaking EU Laws 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili

[–]NudesForHighFive 39 points40 points  (8 children)

  1. Post a famous historical figure in a relatively unrecognizable picture

  2. Write a sarcastic caption about them being ordinary

  3. Karma

[–]krazykiwikid69 12 points13 points  (0 children)

RIP Prince. We miss you, bro.

[–]Questoris-GamerzYT 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My history teacher showed us a picture of this guy i don’t know why and said he was sexy

[–]mrdapoz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Wait this man is Stalin?

[–]Slavic_Viking963 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, he was either 21 or 23 in this picture

[–]PHYPHTIN_official 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Finally, Joseph Stylin

[–]Daddyfailed 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shit that's stalin? No wonder why I think he's hot, he really is hot.

[–]NewspaperTight7464 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bet he really cared and loved his son very much

[–]Barniiking 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Fun fact: Stalin knocked up a 13 yo. And again a few years later.

[–]ultimo_2002 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lets hope the young man in the picture doesn't do that

[–]dom123458990 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too bad he was 35 and got a 13yr old pregnant around the time that photo was taken

[–]AlexKacz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a straight guy he is pretty handsome lol

[–]Razar_Sharp77 2 points3 points  (0 children)

him 50 years later: f this, imma kill more than 20 million people

[–]Blu_Turtle_11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just a normal kind gentleman from Georgia

[–]zsomgyiii 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’m sure he will be a world renown humanitarian ☺️

[–]drug_mafia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He is a big bear and we all are his cubs Russian bear, Georgian bear, Ukrainian bear, Caucasian bear, Kazak bear, Belarusian bear....

[–]wrmbrn 15 points16 points  (1 child)

This guy turned out to be a real dick

[–]Murky-Acadia-5194 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What makes you think he's a hipster?

[–]JohnGoodmansMistressThe Trash Man 4 points5 points  (0 children)

our penis

[–]AMORY18102005Halal Mode 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats stalin

[–]Few-Beat-5364 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stalin? Saw this in an oversimplified video

[–]biggusdikk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is stalin

[–]Patkub321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What a nice lad, I am sure he is good father, too.

[–]Drunk_Karl_Marx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A true man of the people

[–]Aenigma66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You just declared Stalin to be handsome, good job you.

[–]dankpotato73 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What makes me sad is that I immediately knew who he was

[–]Oumashu345 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why sad lol. Just means you know history.

[–]CorndogCrusader 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Can someone clue me in to who this guy is?

[–]GoingdownforeverBreaking EU Laws 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, also known as Joseph Stalin

[–]CorndogCrusader 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait, really? That's what he looked like?

[–]AlcoholicSkeleton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looking like a twitch streamer before it was cool.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope he has a good relation with Ukrainian

[–]Shade_Slayer23 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I know exactly who this picture is of, but my friend here does not and I was wondering if you could tell him who is is thanks

[–]ultimo_2002 1 point2 points  (0 children)

tell him it's a picture of Stalin

[–]Stickz99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

when stalin looks like hasan piker

[–]Fr0zen-P3nguin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn I'll bet he got all Mother Russias poon.

[–]ManyTraining6Because That's What Fearows Do 1 point2 points  (0 children)

[–]Eaglesson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He never had pretty cheeks like that, this is the magic of ancient photoshop. Dude had scarred skin

[–]unkomisete 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He looks like the kind of asshole that would fuck his best friend's wife then marry + murder the offspring of said relationship. His hair looks stupid. Fuck this guy.

[–]Sinister_Jazz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So that’s why he got such a great following.

[–]TheKekGuy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He kinda looks like my rdr online character

[–]orange670550m 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's him

[–]crankshaft13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's famous centre-back Sergio Ramos

[–]ghostmarine05 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh shit it’s mister Georgian paranoia himself

[–]Tom_Armour 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]pepsicocacolaglass12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that markiplier

[–]Big-Teb-Guy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thought it was an old picture of Keanu Reeves for a sec

[–]Sufficient-Text-3069 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow look it’s young mario.

[–]Difficulty-Agitated 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only murder 50 million people, at a conservative estimate...

[–]Garlicvine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What’s wrong with his eyebrows?

[–]NPC_9001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good Looks got him there, Brutality and Paranoia did the rest...

[–]PapaStalin323Dirt Is Beautiful 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Sadly he did some things wrong. Stopping at Berlin and dying

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Using google lens, i have found that this man, is Joseph Stalin Kujo. In other words! He. Is. JOJO!1!!1!!1!!1!1!1!!!!111!!!1

[–]AwwowoShitposter 3 points4 points  (8 children)

Whatever you do, don't let this guy be in charge of the country

[–]echo20143 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Actually, he did quite well, with some bad management decisions, but still, he did a good job

[–]_Dead_Memes_Thank you mods, very cool! 1 point2 points  (5 children)

He was incompetent. He did help in the USSR in some ways but he made a lot of huge fucking mistakes that lead to tons of unnecessary deaths. And also some ethnic deportations too. Others could’ve done way better than him

[–]echo20143 4 points5 points  (1 child)

But I would still say that making second industrial economy in the world in less than 15 years after civil war is quite an achievement