Descendants of Stalin

Jacob Dzhugashvili

Jacob was born in 1907. He saw his father only in 1921 - Joseph Vissarionovich had a new family. Relations developed tense. The conflict escalated when Yakov announced his intention to marry 16-year-old Zoya Gunina. Stalin did not approve of the marriage, but regarded the disobedience of his son as a personal insult. A young man attempted suicide. After this, the communication between father and son ceased. Jacob, after all, married Zoe, but family life had not been built from the very beginning. In 1936, he married for the second time - the beautiful ballerina Julia Melzer. A year later he entered the Red Army Artillery Academy.

At the very beginning of the war, Jacob Dzhugashvili went to the front. In July 1941, he was surrounded by Vitebsk, after which he spent two years in concentration camps. Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva recalled: the Germans offered the Soviet leader to exchange his son for the captured German officers, but he refused. “Many have heard that Yash was in captivity,” the Germans used this fact for propaganda purposes. But it was known that he behaved with dignity, not yielding to any provocations, and, accordingly, experienced cruel treatment ... Maybe it was too late, when Yasha was already dead, his father felt some warmth towards him and realized the injustice of his attitude towards him “- Alliluyeva wrote in her memoirs.

Jacob Dzhugashvili with his daughter Galina. (RIA News)

On April 14, 1943, Jacob Dzhugashvili rushed to the wire barriers of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, through which a high-voltage current passed. He died on the spot.

Svetlana Alliluyeva

Stalin’s daughter from her second marriage became an orphan at the age of 6 — her mother committed suicide. The girl studied very well and showed the greatest interest in literature. Her father did not approve of the choice of his daughter and recommended her to take up the natural sciences. Svetlana graduated from the Faculty of History of Moscow State University and worked as a translator. After the death of her father, she continued to work at the Institute of World Literature.

Stalin with children. (

Behind Alliluyeva had two divorces. Her new chosen one was the Indian Communist Raja Bradesh Singh. In the fall of 1966, he died after a serious illness, and Svetlana appealed to Brezhnev with a request to allow her to travel to the homeland of her common-law husband. Instead of one week, she spent several months in India. On the eve of the alleged return to Russia, Alliluyeva asked for political asylum at the US embassy in Delhi. She moved to the States, thus leaving her son and daughter. In the United States published a memoir, "Twenty letters to a friend." This book has brought her a huge profit. In 1970, the daughter of a Soviet leader married American architect William Peters and took a new name - Lana.

Svetlana Alliluyeva. (

In 1984, she returned to Russia, but was unable to improve relations with her son and daughter. Then the daughter of Stalin moved to Tbilisi. Two years later, she again asked for permission to travel to the United States. Svetlana Alliluyeva died on November 22, 2011 in Wisconsin.

Evgeny Dzhugashvili

The son of Jacob Dzhugashvili and Olga Golysheva graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy named after N. Ye. Zhukovsky, in 1973 he defended his thesis. At the Military Academy of the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces named after KE Voroshilov he taught the history of wars. In 1996, he became chairman of the Georgian Society of Ideological Successors of Joseph Stalin. The company was created at the expense of one of the local businessmen. Five years later, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili announced the creation of a New Communist Party in Georgia, but did not achieve success in the political arena.

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili. (

There are several lawsuits associated with his name. So, for example, in 2009, he filed a claim for the protection of honor and dignity and compensation for non-pecuniary damage to Novaya Gazeta and journalist Anatoly Yablokov. The reason for the suit was the following phrase, published in the Novaya Gazeta article: "Stalin and the KGB men are tied with a lot of blood, grave crimes, first of all against their own people." In 2010, Dzhugashvili filed a lawsuit against Rosarkhiv; he demanded to recognize the fact of falsification of documents confirming Stalin’s involvement in the shooting of Poles in Katyn.

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili died in December 2016. He was 80 years old.

Yakov Dzhugashvili

The great-grandson of the Soviet leader became an artist. He studied at the art school in Glasgow and held his first exhibition in London. “I am proud of my origin and proud of my last name. I can not say that the name helps sell paintings, rather, on the contrary. If I helped, I would probably sell every day for work, as well as two or three a month, ”said Jacob in an interview with Snob magazine.

Painting by Jacob Dzhugashvili. (

In 1999, his works were exhibited in the art museum in Batumi. Another descendant of Stalin became an artist - the grandson of Yakov Dzhugashvili named Selim. Today Selim lives in Ryazan and paints.

Chris Evans

Daughter of Svetlana Alliluyeva lives in Portland. She works in a vintage shop and refuses to talk to reporters and discuss her relationship with her mother.

Ekaterina Zhdanova

Stalin's granddaughter lives in Kamchatka and works as a volcanologist. She was born in 1950 from the marriage of Svetlana Alliluyeva and Professor Yuri Zhdanov. In childhood, with her father traveled a lot in Russia. When Svetlana left Russia, she wrote her a farewell letter in which she advised her daughter to continue her studies in science. Catherine stopped communicating with her, although telegrams from her mother came to Kamchatka periodically. After the death of Alliluyeva, Chris Evans contacted her, but Ekaterina Zhdanova left her letter unanswered.

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