and Nazi Germany. Of the party heads themselves, Stalin in and Khrushchev in were Premiers. The mortality rate demonstrated a gradual decrease as well from.7 per thousand in 1926.7 in 1974. Es-Es-Es-Er Part III of the 1977 Soviet Constitution "THE national-state structure OF THE ussr" References De facto before 1990 article 124. 98 It expelled Yugoslavia in 1948 after Josip Broz Tito insisted on an independent program. By gradually consolidating his influence and isolating and outmaneuvering his rivals within the party, Stalin became the undisputed leader of the Soviet Union and, by the end of the 1920s, established totalitarian rule. Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is home to many modern high-rises, 88 of which stand taller than 180 metres (591 ft).