You can't say he saved Russia... He brainwashed and controlled the Russians, and was going to do a holocaust towards the Jews before he died.
He didn't rightfully take power either. He took full power after assassinating Lenin and many many other people that the Russian's would have actually considered heroes.
“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” This quote from Niccolo Machiavelli's book, The Prince, echoes the same ideology of Joseph Stalin, Russia's communist leader of the USSR in 1924-1953. Stalin was one of the twentieth centuries most feared and merciless men. During his reign of terror over Russia, he caused the deaths of over twenty-million soviet souls. He ruled with an iron fist, famous for his purges, murders, and starvation of his country. Stalin was also primarily responsible for the USSR's descent into socialism. With the USSR turned socialist, they became impoverished, living in horrible conditions with little or no freedom. He was referred to as, “The man of steel,” for legitimate reasons. Stalin was obviously a man of violence, but was he also a traitor? According to Dante’s book, Inferno, all men of violence towards their neighbor belong in circle seven. Stalin could be placed in this category, but he was more than just a man of violence. He betrayed his countries trust, killing his friends, family, and fellow citizens. He did not lead like a faithful leader should, instead he turned his bak on his nation, only looking after himself and his agenda. He betrayed his people's best interest and in doing so was a traitor to his country. It is because of these reasons that Stalin does not belong in level seven of hell, but level nine: the level of traitors.
Yes, Joseph Stalin is a traitor to his people, because his actions led his people into poverty. Stalin was primarily responsible for the USSR's descent into socialism. With the USSR going socialist, they became impoverished too. Countless people have starved and died under this system. He betrayed his people's best interest and in doing so was a traitor to his country.