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A lot has been written about dictators; however, their families, though touched or battered by their infamies, generally live or die in obscurity. Here’s an account of Svetlana – Stalin’s daughter. Her mother shot herself when Svetlana was six and her father either killed or imprisoned her maternal family members. Fortunately for Svetlana, her father’s cruelty or her mother’s neurosis did not manifest in her. Svetlana learnt to survive, find some love, and live long enough.

http://www.literaryreview.co.uk/rayfield_07_15.php

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