Yevgeny Dzhugashvili

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Yevgeny Dzhugashvili
Native name Евге́ний Я́ковлевич Джугашви́ли
Born Yevgeny Yakovlevich Golishev
(1936-01-10)10 January 1936
Uryupinsk, Russian SFSR, USSR
Died 22 December 2016(2016-12-22) (aged 80)
Moscow, Russia
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)
Olga Pavlovna Golysheva (mother)
Relatives Joseph Stalin (paternal grandfather)

Yevgeny Yakovlevich Dzhugashvili (Russian: Евге́ний Я́ковлевич Джугашви́ли; 10 January 1936 – 22 December 2016) was a Soviet Air Force colonel. He was the son of Yakov Dzhugashvili, the eldest son of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, and gained notice 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 resided in Georgia, his grandfather's homeland.

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.[1] On 13 October 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

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, Dzhugashvili said it is "all a publicity stunt and only showed how the president was leading the country without brains".[3] The Independent additionally stated he had said "the mess in Russia would have been avoided if Stalin had lived for five more years".[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Grandson sues to clear Stalin over killings". Reuters. 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Russian court rejects Stalin case". BBC News. 2009-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Yevgeny Dzhugashvili (obiuary)". The Times. London. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Stalin’s Grandson Flays Putin, Calls Him “Brainless”. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
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