Grigory Morozov, world’s bravest man
From the obituary of Stalin’s daughter, who died this week:
In her memoirs she told of how Stalin had sent her first love, a Jewish filmmaker, to Siberia for 10 years. … A year after her father broke up her first romance, she told him she wanted to marry another Jewish man, Grigory Morozov, a fellow student. Stalin slapped her and refused to meet him. This time, however, she had her way. She married Mr. Morozov in 1945. They had one child, Iosif, before divorcing in 1947.
I don’t know what’s more frightening, marrying Stalin’s daughter against his wishes, or divorcing her. There’s a novel in that story.