View Full Version : Stalin's daughter Dead, In Wisconsin.

11-29-2011, 01:01 AM
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Madison - Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter, whose defection to the West during the Cold War embarrassed the ruling communists and made her a best-selling author, has died. She was 85.

Svetlana Alliluyeva, who was known as Lana Peters since 1970, died of colon cancer Nov. 22 in Wisconsin, a state where she lived off and on after becoming a U.S. citizen, said Richland County Coroner Mary Turner.

Her defection in 1967 - which she said was partly motivated by the poor treatment of her late husband, Brijesh Singh, by Soviet authorities - caused an international furor and was a public relations coup for the U.S. But Alliluyeva, who left behind two children, said her identity involved more than just switching from one side to the other in the Cold War. She even moved back to the Soviet Union in the 1980s, only to return to the U.S. more than a year later.


11-29-2011, 02:19 AM
Wei must have been heartbroken. Not about her death, but about her defecting.

11-29-2011, 07:40 AM
Wei must have been heartbroken. Not about her death, but about her defecting.

Probably celebrating her death as we speak.

11-29-2011, 11:02 AM
What an interesting life she led.

I never heard of her before, but I am glad that I know about her life now.

11-29-2011, 11:20 AM
oops...I was thinking further north than that...Richland Center is a nice little town, not much there either. Got friends that are from there and have spent time there.

11-29-2011, 11:27 AM
I don't think Stalin had any children that lived.

11-30-2011, 09:06 PM
Stalin disowned one of his own son, Yakov Dzhugashvili, who died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. The other son, Vasily Dzhugashvili, died in 1962.

Yakov Dzhugashvili

Vasily Dzhugashvili