How many people were killed during the rule of joseph stalin?
At least 20 million were killer some believe as many as 40 million died due to Stalin
Numbers for the amount of people Stalin killed can be incredibly difficult to discern, and it depends on what you define as who Stalin intentionally killed. Millions of people died under Stalin’s rule, a large portion of them due to Second World War and almost as many due to famine and disease. It must also be noted that there are many instances of killings and purges that we still do not know about, and many which will remain unknown forever. Estimates range from a low of 20 million people to up to 60 million people, depending on your definition of what was intentionally done by Stalin.