This cartoon illustrates the amount of people who died due to stalin's rules. Those who do not produce enough crops, are absent during farming or went against Stalin, are sent to labor camps or killed. Most of the crops are also sold to other countries to increase the economy, hence people also died due to hunger and mulnourishment. I chose this source as it shows Stalin's communist actions with little regards to the well being of the people, hence he was not a savior.
Many people despised Stalin for his forceful and communist actions which caused the lives of millions of people. However, he did bring the country closer to what it is today. In my opinion, he was not a savior, as he did not save the people's life from the aftermath of war, but lead them to a life of horror and evil labor that tortured them. He was not a good leader as he did not care for the people, hence he was not a savior to the people who suffered under him.
This picture shows a long queue for food. All the harvest are owned by the states due to communism. What is not fair to the people is that working class or the party were given preferential treatment, contributing to the demand of food which is already insufficient for the people. Hence they were malnourished and many died. This source shows the low living standards of people during USSR, hence Stalin was not a savior.
This video depicts the life of people during Stalin rules. People lived with discontent and fear, but only few of them lived to enjoy the development of the country. Before, people's crops were taken away by the state. With unsuccessful opposition against Stalin, millions of people were sent to labor camp and millions more were shot or died of famine. Living conditions were bad too, 200 people per building, wood for beds and insufficient water. This source showed the cruelty of Stalin, which used force to gain support, hence he was not a savior.
This source shows the difference of the people and the economy during the five-year plan to modernize Russia. It did increase the economy of Russia in exchange of the health of the people. Hence he was a savior to the country but not to the people who were used as stepping stones to a developed country.
This picture shows the products produces to increase Russia's economy. They did increase tremendously but within little time. Hence they are of low-quality and some are even hazardous. Due to bad coordination and planning, there was a slowdown, even the oil and steel industries stopped growing. However, he was able to bring Russia forward industrial wise then it will have on its own, hence he was a savior.
In this source, it is true that Stalin helped Russia to be modernized and industrialized, which increased its economy. Production of steel, coal and electric power increased by many times. People who worked hard even had good living standards, but not all of them. Stalin did develop the country faster than it could on its own, hence he was a savior.