Russia: My Son! My Son!

Unhonored and unmourned. Vasily Stalin, younger son of the dead dictator* and once the youngest general in the Red air force, last week was reported to have died in remote Saratov, 460 miles southeast of Moscow. He was 41 or 42. twice married and the father of two children. His death, variously said to have been caused by suicide or "excessive drinking." was scarcely noted inside Russia since Soviet newspapers did not report it. But even if they had, few Russians would have been inclined to send flowers.

Raised in the tyrant's shadow, Vasily made the worst of it, demanded...

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