Svetlana Alliluyeva

1926 - 2011

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Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (Светлана Иосифовна Аллилуева, née Stalina, Сталина; სვეტლანა იოსების ასული ალილუევა; 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 caused an international furore when she defected to, and in 1978 became a naturalized citizen of, the United States. From 1984 to 1986, she briefly returned to the Soviet Union and had her Soviet citizenship returned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Svetlana Alliluyeva has received more than 3,012,824 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Svetlana Alliluyeva is the 400th most popular writer (down from 342nd in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 118th in 2019) and the 17th 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 400 out of 5,794Before her are Qu Yuan, Gertrude Stein, Propertius, Livius Andronicus, Edward Said, and Ludovico Ariosto. After her are Cornelius Nepos, Françoise Sagan, Karl Barth, Friedrich Schlegel, Nelly Sachs, and Sándor Márai.

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Among people born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 20Before her are René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, Hugh Hefner, Andrzej Wajda, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Jerry Lewis. After her are Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, Ivan Illich, and Harper Lee. Among people deceased in 2011, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 14Before her are Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Sathya Sai Baba, Wangari Maathai, Joe Frazier, and Sócrates. After her are Ramiz Alia, Dennis Ritchie, Simon van der Meer, Ágota Kristóf, Burhanuddin Rabbani, and Gary Moore.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 132 out of 2,688Before her are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Tokhtamysh (1342), Otto Wallach (1847), False Dmitry I (1581), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), and Vladimir Vysotsky (1938). After her are Ilya Prigogine (1917), Vladimir Tatlin (1885), Ivan Krylov (1769), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), and Andrey Kolmogorov (1903).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Svetlana Alliluyeva ranks 17Before her are E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Boris Pasternak (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), and Vladimir Vysotsky (1938). After her are Ivan Krylov (1769), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), and Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845).