Depending on one’s political leanings, Joseph Stalin’s legacy is a bit subjective. During his reign (1929-1953), the Soviet Union went from a poor, peasant society to an industrial and military superpower, but this also caused the worst man-made famine in history and millions of his people died.
Regardless, this legendary figure of collectivism loved nudes. Males nudes, specifically.
Stalin did not, however, draw the nudes himself. He collected sketches of muscular male specimens from various Russian artists and, bizarrely, he merely annotated them. Stalin would draw on the subject’s genitals or torsos and write out short messages below them. His scrawls ranged from the humorous (“You need to work, not wank. Time for re-education”) to the maudlin, sometimes addressed to his fallen comrades: “Radek, you ginger bastard, if you hadn’t pissed into the wind, if you hadn’t been so bad, you’d still be alive.”