</p> <p>Russian theater director Alexander<br /> Burdonsky, the grandson of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, has died in<br /> Moscow.</p> <p><span>Burdonsky passed away on Tuesday<br /> evening at the age of 76,<a target="_blank" href="http://www.interfax.ru/culture/563608"> Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.</a></span><br /> </p> <p>A spokesperson for Moscow’s Red Army<br /> Theater confirmed that Burdonsky had recently been hospitalized with heart problems. Burdonsky, one of Stalin’s 12 official grandchildren, had worked at the theater for more<br /> than 40 years. </p><div class="uytsn5deda9394251f" ><script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block; text-align:center;" data-ad-layout="in-article" data-ad-format="fluid" data-ad-client="ca-pub-3582315701928315" data-ad-slot="4642392753"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script></div><style type="text/css"> @media screen and (min-width: 1201px) { .uytsn5deda9394251f { display: block; } } @media screen and (min-width: 993px) and (max-width: 1200px) { .uytsn5deda9394251f { display: block; } } @media screen and (min-width: 769px) and (max-width: 992px) { .uytsn5deda9394251f { display: block; } } @media screen and (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 768px) { .uytsn5deda9394251f { display: block; } } @media screen and (max-width: 767px) { .uytsn5deda9394251f { display: block; } } </style> <p><span>Alexander Burdonsky was born on October<br /> 14, 1941 to Joseph Stalin’s son, Vasily. He graduated from the<br /> State Theater Institute in 1971, working at Moscow’s Little Bronze<br /> Theater before moving to the Red Army Theater.</span><br /> </p> <p>He continued to work at the venue until<br /> the end of his life, directing more than 20 plays and performances.</p> </div> <div class="navigation-inner"><a class="prev-post" href="http://cultureru.com/why-russia-and-the-west-should-fight-terrorism-together-op-ed/" rel="next">Why Russia and the West Should Fight Terrorism Together (Op-ed)</a><a class="next-post" href="http://cultureru.com/moss-the-genuine-article/" rel="prev">MOSS: The Genuine Article?</a></div> <div class="gap-20"></div> </article><!-- #post-16520 --> </div><!-- #content .wf-cell --> </div><!-- .wf-container --> </div><!-- .wf-wrap --> </div><!-- #main --> <!-- !Bottom-bar --> <div id="bottom-bar" role="contentinfo"> <div class="wf-wrap"> <div class="wf-table wf-mobile-collapsed"> <div class="wf-td"> </div> </div> </div><!-- .wf-wrap --> </div><!-- #bottom-bar --> <a href="#" class="scroll-top"></a> </div><!-- #page --> <script type="text/javascript">(function(w,doc) { if (!w.__utlWdgt ) { w.__utlWdgt = true; var d = doc, s = d.createElement('script'), g = 'getElementsByTagName'; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.charset='UTF-8'; s.async = true; s.src = ('https:' == w.location.protocol ? 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