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Svetlana Alliluyeva

1926 - 2011

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Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (born Stalina; 28 February 1926 – 22 November 2011), later known as Lana Peters, was the youngest child and only daughter of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his second wife Nadezhda Alliluyeva. In 1967, she became an international sensation when she defected to the United States and, in 1978, became a naturalized citizen. From 1984 to 1986, she briefly returned to the Soviet Union and had her Soviet citizenship reinstated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Svetlana Alliluyeva has received more than 4,412,338 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Svetlana Alliluyeva is the 289th most popular writer (up from 400th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Russia (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Russian Writer.

Svetlana Alliluyeva is most famous for being the daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. She defected to the United States in 1967 and wrote a memoir, "Twenty Letters to a Friend."

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Among writers, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 289 out of 5,755Before her are Primo Levi, Amos Oz, Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Musil, Archilochus, and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. After her are Ernst Jünger, Simonides of Ceos, Alice Munro, Claude Simon, Marguerite Duras, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

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Among people born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 13Before her are Jiang Zemin, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Leslie Nielsen, Miles Davis, Sathya Sai Baba, and Dario Fo. After her are Klaus Kinski, Andrzej Wajda, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Chuck Berry, René Goscinny, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Among people deceased in 2011, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 12Before her are Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Sathya Sai Baba, and Peter Falk. After her are Wangari Maathai, Sócrates, Joe Frazier, Annie Girardot, Ágota Kristóf, and Ramiz Alia.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 104 out of 3,262Before her are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), and Vasily Chuikov (1900). After her are Sergey Kirov (1886), Otto Wallach (1847), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), and Lev Kamenev (1883).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 14Before her are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Boris Pasternak (1890), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Ivan Turgenev (1818), and Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861). After her are Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), and Marina Tsvetaeva (1892).