Media Law Case of the Week

So I guess Russians can say that Stalin was responsible for thousands of deaths after all.

Russian autocratic leader Josef Stalin’s grandson sued a Russian newspaper for libel after an article referred to Stalin as having sent thousands to their deaths. Today a Russian court ruled against the grandson.

The case had some in the country wondering if the government and courts would try to change history by denying Stalin’s responsibility.

Will the grandson appeal? We will know within five days.

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