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Baby Stalin born in Russia

September 08, 12:01 UTC+3 VORONEZH
A Russian family deliberately decided to name their newborn son Stalin
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© Egor Aleev/TASS

VORONEZH, September 8. /TASS/. A family from the central Russian city of Voronezh has decided on naming their newborn son Stalin, the local civil registration office said on Thursday.

"The family made this decision deliberately," the office spokesman said, adding that no one in the region had given such names to boys in the past 12 years.

In 2014, a family from the Russian city of Perm named their son Lucifer. The town authorities confessed that Lucifer was one of the most unusual names they had ever come across in their local registry office. The official said they had warned baby's parents that one day Lucifer might feel uncomfortable being called by that name. But the parents decided to stick to their choice.

"We are satanists," baby Lucifer's mother told TASS. "Lucifer is a symbol of freedom, pride and intelligence." The woman added that they refuse to listen to prejudices about the figure of Lucifer society keps imposing on them.

Last year, parents from the Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals influenced by the popular Game of Thrones TV series named their son Theon.

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