Death of Lana Peters

February 28, 1926 - November 22, 2011
Madison, Wisconsin | Age 85

Stalin's daughter dies at 85
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SCOTT BAUER, The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's 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.

Lana Peters — who was known internationally by her previous name, Svetlana Alliluyeva — died of colon cancer Nov. 22 in Wisconsin, where she lived off and on after becoming a U.S. citizen, Richland County Coroner Mary Turner said Monday.<...

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