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Echo Moscow was sued by Stalin's grandson.

The Herald Sun reported that Joseph Stalin’s son, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, sued a Russian radio station for nearly $400,000 for commenting that the former Soviet leader “strangled small children.”  But, a Moscow court rejected the suit.

According to the Indian Express, the comments were made on radio station Moscow Echo (Ekho Moskvy) in May 2010 by journalist Nikolai Svanidze.

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Dzhugashvili has reportedly sued other media outlets in the past in order “to defend his grandfather’s reputation” but hasn’t won.

 

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