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Yevgeny Yakovlevich Dzhugashvili (Russian: Евге́ний Я́ковлевич Джугашви́ли) (born 10 January 1936) is a retired polkovnik (colonel) of the Soviet/Russian Air Force and the son of Yakov Dzhugashvili, who was a son of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. He has gained note as a defender of his grandfather's reputation, and in the 1999 elections of the Russian State Duma, he was one of the faces of the Stalin Bloc – For the USSR, a league of communist parties. He currently resides in his ancestral homeland Georgia.
Dzhugashvili vs. Novaya Gazeta
In September 2009 Dzhugashvili made international headlines when he sued the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, after the magazine published an article claiming his grandfather personally signed execution orders against civilians. On October 13, 2009, the Russian court rejected Dzhugashvili's case, stating that its reasons would be made public at a later date. Dzhugasvili was given five days to appeal.
Criticism of Putin
In January 2015, responding to Russian President Putin’s macho acts in a video, where he appears shirtless and is seen taming and riding a horse in great style, Dzhugashvili said it is "all a publicity stunt and only showed how the president was leading the country without brains.” He also said the mess in Russia would have been avoided if Stalin had lived for five more years, reports The Independent.
- "Grandson sues to clear Stalin over killings". Reuters. 2009-08-31.
- "Russian court rejects Stalin case". BBC News. 2009-10-13.
- Stalin’s Grandson Flays Putin, Calls Him “Brainless”. Jan 31 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
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