Yevgeny Dzhugashvili

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Yevgeny Yakovlevich Dzhugashvili
Native name Евге́ний Я́ковлевич Джугашви́ли
Born Yevgeny Yakovlevich Golishev
(1936-01-10) January 10, 1936 (age 80)
Uryupinsk, RSFSR, USSR
Residence Georgia
Citizenship Russian, Georgian
Education Candidate of Military Sciences
Candidate of Historical Sciences
Alma mater Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy
The Lenin Military-Political Academy
Political party Stalin Bloc – For the USSR, Communist Party of Georgia
Children 2 sons
Parent(s) Yakov Dzhugashvili (father)
Yulia Meltzer (mother)
Relatives Joseph Stalin (paternal grandfather)

Yevgeny Yakovlevich Dzhugashvili (Russian: Евге́ний Я́ковлевич Джугашви́ли) (born 10 January 1936) is a retired Soviet Air Force colonel. He is the son of Yakov Dzhugashvili, the eldest son of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, and has gained note as a defender of his grandfather's reputation. 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 resides in Georgia, his grandfather's homeland.

Dzhugashvili vs. Novaya Gazeta[edit]

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.[1] On October 13, 2009, the Russian court rejected Dzhugashvili's case, stating that its reasons would be made public at a later date.[2] Dzhugasvili was given five days to appeal.

Criticism of Putin[edit]

In January 2015, responding to Russian President Vladimir 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.[3]

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