Josef Stalin (1878-1953) was a 20th century Human and dictator of the ancient Soviet Union nation-state from 1922 to 1953 on Earth. He led the Soviet people through the Second World War on the side of the Allies against Nazi Germany, and was a rather controversial figure.
In 1950s New York City, publisher Douglas Pabst quipped that writer Herbert Rossoff had been angry ever since Stalin's death. Interpreting it as being called a communist (or "red"), Rossoff reacted angrily to the insult. The exchange was part of Benjamin Sisko's vision as writer Benny Russell. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")