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Grandson: Leave Stalin Alone

Stalin’s police state may be long gone, but his grandson is carrying on his torch: Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, is suing the radio station Ekho Moskvy for 10 million roubles, or more than $300,000, and demanding an apology after one if its hosts criticized Stalin in October. The radio host said, "Stalin signed an order that children can be shot from the age of 12 as enemies of the nation. Which of the bastards dares say a single word in his defense?" Earlier this year, a Russian court threw out a similar suit brought by Dzhugashvili against a newspaper that had criticized Stalin.