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, city (1993 pop. 307,200), E Bulgaria, on the Black Sea. It is a major port and an industrial center. Manufactures include ships and boats, chemicals, electrical equipment, and textiles. Varna is also an international summer resort.
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(formerly Kuçové), a city in Albania, in the district of Berati. Population, 13,500 (1965). Stalin is an oil-producing center; oil is refined in the city, and there is a pipeline to the port of Vlora.
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Joseph. original name Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. 1879--1953, Soviet leader; general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922--53). He succeeded Lenin as head of the party and created a totalitarian state, crushing all opposition, esp in the great purges of 1934--37. He instigated rapid industrialization and the collectivization of agriculture and established the Soviet Union as a world power
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