Svetlana Alliluyeva

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Svetlana Alliluyeva
Светлана Аллилуева (Russian)
სვეტლანა ალილუევა (Georgian)
Alliluyeva in January 1970
Svetlana Iosifovna Stalina

(1926-02-28)28 February 1926
Died22 November 2011(2011-11-22) (aged 85)
Cause of deathProblems caused by colon cancer
  • Soviet (1926–1967, 1984–1991)
  • American (naturalized 1978–1984)
  • British (1992–2011)
Other namesLana Peters
Occupation(s)Writer and lecturer
Known forDaughter of Joseph Stalin
  • Iosif Alliluyev (1945–2008)
  • Yekaterina "Katya" Zhdanova (b. 1950)
  • Olga Peters / Chrese Evans (b. 1971)

Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva[a] (28 February 1926 – 22 November 2011), later known as Lana Peters, was the youngest child and only daughter of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his second wife Nadezhda Alliluyeva.

In 1967, she defected to the United States and, in 1978, became a naturalized citizen. From 1984 to 1986, she briefly returned to the Soviet Union and had her Soviet citizenship was given back.[1] She was Stalin's last surviving child.[2]

Alliluyeva died on 22 November 2011 at a hospital in Richland Center, Wisconsin from problems caused by colon cancer, aged 85.[3]

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  1. Russian: Светлана Иосифовна Аллилуева, born Stalina (Сталина); Georgian: სვეტლანა იოსების ასული ალილუევა (Georgian pronunciation: [svɛtʼlɑnɑ iɔsɛbis ɑsuli ɑliluɛvɑ])

References[change | change source]

  1. Martin 2011
  2. "Publishing: Land of Opportunity". TIME. 26 May 1967. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  3. "Stalin's daughter Lana Peters dies in US of cancer". BBC News. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2019.