Artyom Sergeyev (general)

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Artyom Sergeyev
Артём Сергеев.jpg
Native name
Apтём Фёдорович Сергеев
Born(1921-03-05)5 March 1921
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Died15 January 2008(2008-01-15) (aged 86)
Moscow, Russian Federation
AllegianceSoviet Union
Years of service1938–1981
Spouse(s)Amaya Ruiz Ibárruri

Artyom Fyodorovich Sergeyev (Russian: Артём Фёдорович Сергеев; 5 March 1921, Moscow – 15 January 2008, Moscow) was the adopted son of Joseph Stalin. He became a major general in the Soviet military.

Sergeyev's biological father, Fyodor Sergeyev, a close friend of Stalin, died in a train crash in 1921. Lenin initiated the following adoption by Stalin.

His military service began in 1938 at the age of 17 and he was active in fighting against German troops in the World War II. He was appointed lieutenant colonel at the age of 23 and continued serving in the military after the war.[1]

He wrote two books about war and Stalin. His wife was Amaya Ruiz Ibárruri, the daughter of Spanish Communist politician Dolores Ibárruri.[2]

He is buried at Kuntsevo Cemetery in Moscow.


  1. ^ Hearst, David (2008-01-24). "Major General Artyom Sergeyev". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
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