Yevgeny Yakovlevich Dzhugashvili (Russian: Евге́ний Я́ковлевич Джугашви́ли) (born 10 January 1936 in Uryupinsk) 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 Georgia.
Dzugashvili is married to a Georgian woman, has two sons, and multiple grandchildren.
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.
Dzhugashvili vs. Echo of Moscow 
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As of March 26, 2010, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili was seeking 10 million rubles ($330,000) and a retraction from liberal radio station Ekho Moskvy over a claim that Stalin sanctioned the execution of children as young as 12 during the 1930s purges.
See also 
- Knipp, Steven (2006-12-17). "George Lenczowski -- UC Professor, Middle East Expert". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Grandson sues to clear Stalin over killings". Reuters. 2009-08-31.
- "Russian court rejects Stalin case". BBC News. 2009-10-13.
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