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Stalin’s staunch defender

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, 80, has been found dead on a street in Moscow.

He was the grandson of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

Yevgeny always defended his grandfather, who was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people. He didn’t like him being called by Novaya Gazeta, a Moscow newspaper, a “bloodthirsty cannibal”.

But he didn’t much like Vladimir Putin, who he thought suffered from “a lack of brains”.

He studied at the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy in Moscow before becoming a lecturer at at the Voroshilov General Staff Academy of the Russian Armed Forces, where he spent his whole career.

At the Academy his lecture series on Stalin was eagerly attended, particularly that on ‘Stalin’s production of omelettes’.

Picture source: Isaak Brodsky via Wikimedia