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Only Stalin Daughter Dies


Stalin and Svetlana in 1935 (Photo: Russian Federation/Wiki Commons)

The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died of colon cancer last week in a Wisconsin care home, aged 85.

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Svetlana Alliluyeva, also known as Lana Peters, passed away on November 22nd, officials confirmed.

Her death, like the last years of her life, occurred away from public view. Her defection from the Soviet Union in 1967 had been a propaganda coup for the US.