November 29, 2011

Stalin's daughter

You can’t regret your fate, although I do regret my mother didn’t marry a carpenter.

sometimes it just takes one line of an article to hook me. the above quote was by Lana Peters, the last surviving child of Josef Stalin. she died last week in small town Wisconsin, of all places. this NY Times obituary (where the above photo is from) is a wild ride, chronicling the "twisted, bewildering road that took her from Stalin’s Kremlin, where she was the “little princess,” to the West in a celebrated defection, then back to the Soviet Union in a puzzling homecoming, and finally to decades of obscurity, wandering and poverty." definitely worth a read.

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