Yevgeny Jugashvili, grandson of Comrade Stalin, passed away today at age 80. Comrade Yevgeny served as colonel in the Soviet Air Force and was a tireless and resolute defender of his grandfather’s achievement and legacy. Son of Yakov Jugashivili, Stalin’s eldest child, who died in combat in the early days of World War II; Comrade Yevgeny is survived by his sons Jacob and Bessarion and their spouses and children.
We, in the Stalin Society of North America offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Jugashvili family on this tragic occasion. Comrade Yevgeny Jugashvili was a man of courage and principle, a true descendant of Comrade Stalin and a fighter in the finest traditions of Marxism-Leninism.