I've seen the following picture on multiple websites including these two, Is this really Joseph Stalin as a young man? and Beware, girls: even Stalin could switch on the 'charm offensive', saying that it depicts a young Joseph Stalin. There are many physical similarities to later photographs of him, especially his eyebrows.
Recently I've seen on a few websites that this is supposedly another person that looked similar to young Stalin and that the picture was released for propaganda purposes.
Who is really on this photograph?