Yevgeny Dzhugashvili

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Yevgeny Dzhugashvili
Native name
Евге́ний Я́ковлевич Джугашви́ли
Yevgeny Yakovlevich Golishev

(1936-01-10)10 January 1936
Died22 December 2016(2016-12-22) (aged 80)
Cause of deathHeart failure [1]
CitizenshipRussian, Georgian
EducationCandidate of Military Sciences
Candidate of Historical Sciences
Alma materZhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy
The Lenin Military-Political Academy
Political partyStalin Bloc – For the USSR, Communist Party of Georgia
Children2 sons
Parent(s)Yakov Dzhugashvili (father)
Olga Pavlovna Golysheva (mother)
RelativesGalina Dzhugashvili (sister)
Joseph Stalin (paternal grandfather)
Kato Svanidze (paternal grandmother)

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[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.[2] On 13 October 2009, the Russian court rejected Dzhugashvili's case, stating that its reasons would be made public at a later date.[3] 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, Dzhugashvili said it is "all a publicity stunt and only showed how the president was leading the country without brains".[4] The Independent additionally stated he had said "the mess in Russia would have been avoided if Stalin had lived for five more years".[5]

See also[edit]


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