As Stalin was suspicious of the Red Army because of Trotsky's strong connections with the army since Trotsky had been in charge of them and gained the army's confidence and respect due to the victory of the civil war. Stalin needed an army that was loyal to him and not Trotsky so Stalin accused them for treason. I chose this as this shows that Stalin was willing to sacrifice his people for his needs. Thus Stalin was not a saviour of USSR as the army was later made up of young and inexperienced soldiers, a less effective army.
This source shows Stalin killing thousands of his people, most of them innocent. Stalin emerged at the top of the mountain made up by the dead's bodies shows that he had gain victory. I chose this source as it shows that Stalin was not remorseful after killing lots of people as he needed to get rid all people who are potential threats to him. Thus Stalin was not a saviour of USSR as he had murder intellectuals, skilled workers and officers, resulting in the strength of the country.
The is a edited version of the photo, with Nikolai Yezhov been edited out as Stalin saw him as a threat. Large portion of Soviet history were rewritten to boost Stalin's status and discredit his rivals as disloyal counter-revolutionaries. Photograph like the source were edited to remove unwanted people. I choose this source as these propaganda were used to make people of USSR see Stalin as their undisputable leader of USSR. This shows that Stalin was a saviour to USSR as opposition against Stalin was made even more Impossible.
The idea of this source is to show women building houses, suggesting that they were treated fairly. I chose this source as it shows that women were given a chance to enter workforce, having equal rights as men and can contribute to USSR. Thus, Stalin is a saviour of USSR as the people, especially the women benefited.
The idea of this source is to show how the Great Terror looks and that many were killed. I chose this source as it summarises the Great Terror. This shows that Stalin was not a saviour to USSR as people suffered and were killed wrongfully.
The idea of this source is to show that admitting to crimes was the only way to stop torture and more during the Great Terror. I chose this source as it was being sarcastic and it shows that citizens had to confess to crime they did not commit. This show is hinting that Stalin was not a saviour to USSR as citizens lived in fear.
From the sources above, Stalin's way of ruling did not benefit USSR but rather himself only, so Stalin was not a saviour of USSR. Despite giving women equal rights, Stalin did not help the people much especially when he at that time was thinking about how to have total power and eliminate all his enemy. Stalin's selfish way and ruling and caused people of USSR to be scared of him when the people should love him as a leader instead. Hence, Stalin was not a saviour as he did not serve his people but caused his people to suffer instead.