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- 1984 - 2012
- Alliluyeva, Svetlana Iosifovna, 1926 - 2011 (afterwards Lana Peters, daughter of Joseph Stalin) (Person)
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After her father's death in 1953, Alliluyeva had worked as a lecturer and translator in Moscow, but following the death of Brajesh Singh, she was allowed to travel to India to return his ashes to his family. While in India, in March 1967, she approached the American Ambassador, and defected to the United States. Once there, she wrote the autobiographical books "Twenty Letters to a Friend" (1967) and "Only One Year" (1969), and later, "The Faraway Music" (1984).
Alliluyeva left the United States in 1982 and moved to Cambridge, where she befriended Lady Renfrew. She then briefly returned to live in the Soviet Union in 1984, before going back to the United States two years later. In the 1990s she settled in Britain once again for some years, before she went back to live in the United States until her death on 22 November 2011.
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