Oct 13, 2009
According to YahooNews, today a Russian court ruled against Josef Stalin's grandson, Evegeny Dzhugashvili, in a libel suit over a newspaper article that said the Soviet dictator sent thousands of people to their deaths and referred to Stalin as a "bloodthirsy cannibal." Stalin's grandson, who did not attend the trial, had demanded a retraction, a public apology, and monetary damages. He has 5 days to appeal.
So Oleg Orlov has to pay Kadyrov $2,347.90 in damages for accusing him of being complicit in the death of Human Rights activist Natalia Estemirova, but Novaya Gazeta is allowed to print that Stalin was a cannibal? Kadyrov, today, you are officially a bas a$$. Russia adores Stalin. And while I support the decision to rule against Dzhugashvili and still do not support the ruling against Orlov, I am really surprised. I'm at a loss for words. What just happened?