Why Stalin's daughter asked for asylum in the United States

Another 04/01/20 Why Stalin’s daughter asked for asylum in the U.S.

As you know, Stalin died in 1953. After 3 years, Khrushchev issued his famous report on the personality cult of “great leader”. Even 5 years later, Stalin’s body was carried out of the mausoleum. All this time his daughter Svetlana lived in the USSR. However, in 1966 she decided to leave the country.

the Life of the daughter of Stalin in the USSR

the Only daughter of Joseph Stalin and Nadezhda Alliluyeva Svetlana was born in 1926. She graduated with honors from one of the best schools in the capital, and then – historical faculty of Moscow state University and the graduate school. Some time Svetlana was engaged in literary transfers. After the death of her father she more than 10 years he worked at the Institute of world literature.

However, not only foreign languages, history and books attracted Svetlana Alliluyeva. From her youth she was not deprived of male attention. Proof of this can serve as her multiple marriages, including civil, and numerous novels. It is one of the beloved Alliluyeva became a sort of pass over the border.

From India to Switzerland and the U.S.

the Indian Communist Brajesh Singh Svetlana Alliluyeva called her husband, though officially their relationship, they have not registered. As she Alliluyeva recalled in his autobiography “One year daughter of Stalin”, with Singh, she met in 1963 in a Moscow hospital, where they both lay on the treatment. Health the Indian was unimportant. After 3 years he died. Svetlana Iosifovna asked the authorities to release her abroad in order to transfer the ashes of the deceased to his family. Her request was granted. 20 December 1966, Alliluyeva went to India. Ago she has not returned.

after a few weeks of stay in India, Svetlana came to the U.S. Embassy in new Delhi, where he asked for political asylum. First she moved to Switzerland, and then went to the United States. The menit in the book by A. Kolesnik “Chronicle of the life of Stalin’s family” includes the words Alliluyeva that her escape wasn’t planned. Svetlana Iosifovna claimed that she was not going to stay in India or anywhere else. And his act of Stalin’s daughter explained that she just “gave his tribute to blind idealization of the so-called “free world””.

the Return and second departure to USA

whatever it was, Svetlana Alliluyeva has lived in the U.S. for many years. There she once again got married, had a daughter and got a new name. Now her name Lana Peters. 2 years later Alliluyeva broke up with an American husband. In the early 1980s, Svetlana Iosifovna with her daughter moved to the UK. According to Alliluyeva, it is given in the “Book for my grandson”, it is there to it for the first time in 17 years got a son who remained in the Union. This event was the impetus for the return of Svetlana Iosifovna in the Soviet Union.

In 1984, she arrived in Moscow. However, in the capital Alliluyeva did not like, and she decided to settle in Georgia. Not caught Stalin’s daughter and the birthplace of his father. Especially as soon Alliluyeva had received a letter from the American Consul, who clearly let her know that she is still a US citizen and may, at any time from this status to give up. In 1986, without the intervention of the then President Mikhail Gorbachev Svetlana Alliluyeva departed back to the USA. There, in 2011, she passed away.

Yulia Popova

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