Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (Stalina) (1926 - 2011) MP

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Nicknames: "Светлана Иосифовна Аллилуева"
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Birthplace: Moscow, Soviet Union
Death: Died in Richland Center, WI, USA
Cause of death: Colon cancer
Occupation: Writer
Managed by: Danna Meshoulam-Avital
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About Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (Stalina)

Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (Russian: Светлана Иосифовна Аллилуева), later known as Lana Peters, born February 28, 1926, died November 22, 2011

Lana Peters was the youngest child and only daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Stalin's second wife. In 1967, she caused an international furor when she defected and became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

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Lana Peters's Timeline

1926
February 28, 1926
Moscow, Soviet Union
1944
1944
Age 17
1945
May 22, 1945
Age 19
1947
1947
Age 20
1949
1949
Age 22
1949
Age 22
Moscow, Russia
1951
1951
Age 24
1963
1963
Age 36
Soviet Union

Wrote a memoir about her life in the Soviet Union.

1966
1966
Age 39
India

Left the Soviet Union in 1966 for India, she planned to leave the ashes of her late third husband, an Indian citizen, and return home. Instead, she walked unannounced into the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and asked for political asylum.