Stalin's Daughter Lana Peters

Stalin's Daughter Lana Peters
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Early Challenges
Tragedy struck early in her life, however, when her mother committed suicide in 1932, a fact hidden from the then-6-year-old Svetlana, who was told she died of appendicitis. She would not know the truth until a decade later. Her relationship with her father was also fraught; Stalin sent her first love, a filmmaker, to Siberia for 10 years, and forbid her from studying literature at Moscow University, insisting she study history instead. In this photo, Stalin walks with his daughter in Moscow in 1933.

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