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“Russian” Into Idiocy

By Wyatt Earp | September 2, 2009

dtaIn this fast-paced, get-it-done-yesterday world, few people have the time to pursue a truly frivilous lawsuit. Luckily for the Russian courts, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili has a lot of time on his hands. He is suing a Russian newspaper for damaging the spotless reputation of his grandfather.

Who is Yevgeny Dzhugashvili’s grandfather? None other than former Soviet Premier Josef Stalin.

MOSCOW – Josef Stalin was in the dock on Monday when a Russian court held a preliminary hearing in a libel case brought by his grandson over a newspaper story which said the tyrant had ordered the killings of Soviet citizens.

Rights groups say the case shows a creeping attempt in modern Russia to paint a more benevolent picture of the Soviet Union’s most feared leader, under whose rule millions perished.

Stalin’s grandson, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, is seeking 9.5 million roubles ($299,000) from the Novaya Gazeta newspaper and 500,000 roubles from the author of an article published last April claiming Stalin personally signed politburo death orders.

Leonid Zhura, a convinced Stalinist who is representing Dzhugashvili in court, said that the article — based on declassified Kremlin documents — damaged Stalin’s reputation. (H/T – )

Oh, well, we wouldn’t want to damage the reputation of history’s most notorious killer, would we? If the statistics are to be believed – and there is no reason to think otherwise – Stalin indirectly killed at least twice as many people than Adolf Hitler. And unlike Hitler, Stalin ordered the murder of his own citizens, so he has that going for him.

Personally, I hope Yevgeny Dzhugashvili wins his lawsuit. If he does, America’s infamous “McDonald’s coffee is too hot” case won’t seem nearly as idiotic.

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6 Responses to ““Russian” Into Idiocy”

  1. Veeshir Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    and unlike Hitler, Stalin ordered the murder of his own citizens

    Hitler killed his own citizens.
    He might not have wanted them to be citizens, but the “undesirables” in the camps were from Germany and Austria.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Veeshir – Absolutely correct. Wanted to make the point that Stalin murdered so many of his own countrymen and I blew it. My bad.

  3. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 7:49 am

    “And if you don’t grant me a great victory in this case to
    redefine my grandfather, his ghost will come back and kill your families!”

    “And your cat too!!”

    Yevgeny Dzhugashvili

    Not only did this peice of historic scum order the deaths of people he didn’t like etc. but the killing in some cases was to be ‘To the Third generation’ so there would be no family left alive to come after him in a blood libel. Let us all spit on his collective memory..1..2..3..PAH-TOOIE!!!

  4. MeToo Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 9:37 am

    This guy will be fortunate if the Russian citizenry doesn’t kill him just as grandpa did to many for their relatives. Yevgeny is a waste of good air!

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Jon – A terrible, terrible man, probably worse than Hitler in my opinion.

    MeToo – Agreed. Clueless and dangerous.

  6. Dano Says:
    September 4th, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Counter suit… ok as long as you agree to spend ten years in a Siberian labor camp… naked.

    Stalin was a complete and total ass… pity his genes got passed on.