Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rehabilitating Stalin

The BBC reports that Joseph Stalin's grandson Yevgeny Dzhugashvili is suing the newspaper Novaya Gazeta for defamation over statements that the paper made alleging that Mr. Stalin ordered the deaths of Soviet citizens. Some commentators say that the lawsuit is part of a campaign to rehabilitation the reputation of the former Soviet leader. Here's more in a September article from the European Radio Network.

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