Stalin’s Daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva (aka Lana Peters) Died of Colon Cancer at 85 in US

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Lana Peters, the only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, has passed away due to colon cancer on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 in Richland County, Wisconsin due to colon cancer. Besides being known as reclusive daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin whose defection to the West during the Cold War embarrassed the ruling communists, Lana Peters (Russian name Svetlana Alliluyeva) was best-known for two best-selling memoirs. Josef Stalin’s only daughter also caused international frenzy and a public relations coup for an American government fighting communists in the jungles of Vietnam with her defection to the West in 1967 and she died in Wisconsin, a state where she lived several addresses in the southern part in the last 20 years after becoming a US citizen.


Svetlana Alliluyeva Stalin was being hold by her father Josef Stalin. She died of colon cancer 22 November 2011 in Wisconsin

Svetlana Alliluyeva Stalin was being hold by her father Josef Stalin. She died of colon cancer 22 November 2011 in Wisconsin


Svetlana Stalina was born in 1962 in Russia where she spent the first half of her life in the Soviet Union. Svetlana Stalina, who and married to Grigory Morozov, Yuri Zhdanov and William Wesley Peters, changed her name into Lana Peters after the last marriage. After arriving in New York in April 1967, she publicly denounced her father and the regime he ran that killed millions of people. When she left the Soviet Union, Stalin’s legacy appeared to haunt her throughout lifetime and she tried to live outside her father’s shadow. She recalled her father in a 2010 interview as “He was a very simple man. Very rude. Very cruel. There was nothing in him that was complicated. He was very simple with us. He loved me and he wanted me to be with him and become an educated Marxist”


Lana Peters, daughter of Josef Stalin, was pictured at a press conference for Soviet and foreign newsmen in Moscow today, November 11, 1984

Lana Peters, daughter of Josef Stalin, was pictured at a press conference for Soviet and foreign newsmen in Moscow today, November 11, 1984


Svetlana Alliluyeva or Lana Peters was seen with her father Joseph Stalin in the Russian countryside 1934

Svetlana Alliluyeva or Lana Peters was seen with her father Joseph Stalin in the Russian countryside 1934


Lana Peters in 1967 on Long Island after seeking political asylum in the US

Lana Peters in 1967 on Long Island after seeking political asylum in the US


Lana Peters was in Moscow in 1933 with her father

Lana Peters was in Moscow in 1933 with her father


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Peters has said she could never forgive Stalin, saying “If he could kill so many people, including my uncles and auntie, I will never forgive him. Never”


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Svetlana Alliluyeva was seen leaving her then home in Notting Hill Gate, west London, in 1984

 

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Svetlana Alliluyeva married to architect husband William Wesley Peters; the couple then settled in central Wisconsin and had a daughter, Olga, before divorcing in 1973

 

Stalin's daughter Lana Peters dies in US of cancer

 

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This article was published on 2011/11/29