Artyom Sergeyev (general)
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Artyom Sergeyev General
Artyom Fyodorovich Sergeyev (Russian: ?; 5 March 1921, Moscow - 15 January 2008, Moscow) was the adopted son of Joseph Stalin. He became a major general in the Soviet military.
Sergeyev's biological father, Fyodor Sergeyev, a close friend of Stalin, died in a train crash in 1921. Lenin initiated the following adoption by Stalin.
His military service began in 1938 at the age of 17 and he was active in fighting against German troops in the World War II. He was appointed lieutenant colonel at the age of 23 and continued serving in the military after the war.
He wrote two books about war and Stalin. His wife was Amaya Ruiz Ibárruri, the daughter of Spanish Communist politician Dolores Ibárruri.
He is buried at Kuntsevo Cemetery in Moscow.