Stalin’s grandson dies

November 3rd, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Nov 3 (RIA Novosti) Joseph Alliluyev, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s grandson and son of his daughter Svetlana, has died in Moscow.Alliluyev died Sunday, media reported, without specifying the cause of the death.

Alliluyev, born in 1945, was the only grandson of Stalin to have met him.

He worked as a cardiologist publishing over 150 papers on heart disease and kept a low profile throughout his life, never giving interviews.

Svetlana Alliluyeva, aged 82, Stalin’s only daughter, defected to the United States in 1967 and is now a US citizen.

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