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Lana Peters, Stalin's Daughter, Dies at 85http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/world/europe/stalins-daughter-dies-at-85.htmlStalin's daughter dieshttp://themoscownews.com/russia/20111129/189244085.htmlPortland granddaughter of Josef Stalin remembers her mother as a talented writer and lecturer in her own righthttp://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/11/portland_granddaughter_of_jose.htmlTea with Stalin's Daughterhttp://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2011/12/01/inigo-thomas/tea-with-stalin%E2%80%99s-daughter/Lana about Svetlana: Stalin's daughter on her life in Wisconsinhttp://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/doug_moe/article_85ebc5d0-4978-11df-b181-001cc4c002e0.htmlTwenty Letters to a Fatherhttp://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1967/11/twenty-letters-to-a-father/3396/TIME Photos: Stalin's daughter Lana Petershttp://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,2100515,00.htmlThis week in a small Wisconsin town, Josef Stalin's daughter died (as Lana Peters) of colon cancer at 85. Born in 1926, Svetlana Stalina was the only surviving child of Stalin who doted on her as a young girl. But all was not wonderful as the daughter of the Russian dictator; her mother killed herself in 1932, her father made her romantic relationships almost impossible, which culminated in a series of tragic marriages and relationships. After her father's death, Svetlana's life grew more difficult in Russia and she eventually defected to the United States. She arrived in New York in 1967 and over the next few years published two popular memoirs. She married again, this time to an American architect William Wesley Peters. The couple had a daughter, but divorced within three years. After her divorce, Lana Peters - as she was now known - lived a nomadic life including a brief return to Moscow, a stint in California, England, and Wisconsin. Peters always felt she lived in her father's shadow, "Wherever I go," she said, "here, or Switzerland, or India, or wherever. Australia. Some island. I will always be a political prisoner of my father's name."The first link will take visitors to an article from the New York Times about Lana Peter's and her passing. The second link will take visitors to another article about Peter's death, this time from the Moscow News. The third link leads to an interview with Lana Peter's daughter, Chrese Evans. The fourth link leads to a fascinating piece by Inigo Thomas of the London Review of Books that discusses his experiences with Lana Peters. The fifth link is a recent interview of Lana Peters, from the Wisconsin State Journal. In the sixth link, visitors will find a 1967 review from The Atlantic, of Lana Peter's first memoir Twenty Letters to a Father. Last, visitors will find a wonderful photo book of Lana Peters from TIME Photos.
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