Coming Home

Two American television crews were lying in wait outside the exclusive Sovietskaya Hotel last week, when the frumpy woman in fur hat and buttoned-up coat appeared in the company of a burly escort. Since Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva, 58, returned to Moscow last month after 17 years in exile in the West, she has been playing hide-and-seek with Western reporters. She reacted in anger to the latest ambush. "I am not going to talk to you, not one word," she snapped. "You have no right. You are uncivilized people. You are savages."...

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