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Svetlana AlliluyevaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Iosifovna and the family name is Alliluyeva.
Svetlana with father Joseph Stalin in 1935
Born Svetlana Iosifovna Stalina
28 February 1926
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 22 November 2011 (aged 85)
Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.
Nationality Soviet (1926–1967, 1984–1986)
American (naturalised 1967–1984)
Other names Lana Peters Occupation writer and lecturer Spouse(s) Grigory Morozov (1944–1947)
Yuri Zhdanov (1949–1952)
Ivan Svanidze (1962-1963)
William Wesley Peters (1970–1973)
Children Iosif (1945–2008)
Yekaterina/Katya (1950– )
Olga/Chrese Evans (1971– )
Parent(s) Joseph Stalin
Nadezhda AlliluyevaSvetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (Russian: Светла́на Ио́сифовна Аллилу́ева, Georgian: სვეტლანა იოსებინა ალილუევა; 28 February 1926 – 22 November 2011) (born Svetlana Iosifovna Stalina, Russian: Светла́на Ио́сифовна Сталина, Georgian: სვეტლანა იოსებინა სტალინა), later known as Lana Peters, was the youngest child and only daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Stalin's second wife. In 1967, she caused an international furor when she defected and became a naturalized citizen of the United States until 1984 when she returned to the Soviet Union and had her Soviet citizenship returned. She later went back to the United States and also spent time in the United Kingdom and France. She was the last surviving child of Stalin.
Early lifeSvetlana was born on 28 February 1926. Like most children of high-ranking Soviet officials, Svetlana was raised by a nanny and only occasionally saw her parents. Her mother, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, died on 9 November 1932. The death was officially ruled as peritonitis resulting from a burst appendix. However, there were various other theories as to the cause of her death: murder on the orders of Stalin; that she was killed by Stalin himself; or that Nadezhda committed suicide.On 15 August 1942 Winston Churchill saw her in Stalin's private apartments in the Kremlin, describing her as "a handsome red-haired girl, who kissed her father dutifully." Churchill says Stalin "looked at me with a twinkle in his eye as if, so I thought, to convey 'You see, even we Bolsheviks have a family life.'"At 16, Svetlana fell in love with Aleksei Kapler, a Jewish Soviet filmmaker who was 40 years old. Her father vehemently disapproved of the romance. Later, Kapler was sentenced to ten years in exile in the industrial city of Vorkuta, near the Arctic Circle.
MarriagesAt age 17, Svetlana received a marriage proposal from Grigory Morozov, a fellow student at Moscow University. Her father grudgingly allowed the couple to marry, although he made a point of never meeting the groom. A son, Iosif, was born in 1945. The couple divorced in 1947 but remained close friends for decades.Svetlana's second marriage was arranged for her to Yuri Zhdanov, the son of Stalin's right-hand-man Andrei Zhdanov and himself one of Stalin's close associates. They were married in 1949. In 1950, Svetlana gave birth to a daughter, Yekaterina. The marriage was dissolved soon afterward. In 1962, Svetlana married Ivan Svanidze, the nephew of Stalin through his first wife, Ekaterine (Kato) Svanidze. The brief marriage ended in 1963. In 1963, Svetlana lived with an Indian Communist politician named Brajesh Singh. They were not officially married, but they lived together for four years until she left for the United States in 1967 following his death.[clarification needed] From 1970 to 1973, she was married to American architect William Wesley Peters (an acolyte of Frank Lloyd Wright), with whom she had a daughter, Olga.
After the death of StalinAfter her father's death in 1953, she worked as a lecturer and translator in Moscow. Her training was in history and political thought, a subject she was forced to study by her father, although her passion was literature and writing. Stalin forbade her to be taught in these subjects. She had also studied four languages since childhood, including German, French, and English, and was fluent in all. She was granted a pension with which she supported herself and her two Russian-born children.
Relationship with Brajesh SinghIn 1963, while in hospital for the removal of her tonsils, Svetlana met Kunwar Brajesh Singh, an Indian Communist from the Kalakankar Rajput Zamindar family visiting Moscow. The two fell in love. Singh was mild-mannered and highly educated but gravely ill with bronchiectasis and emphysema. The relationship grew deeper and stronger still while the couple were recuperating in Sochi beside the Black Sea. Singh returned to Moscow in 1965 to work as a translator, but he and Svetlana were not allowed to marry. The following year, 1966, he died. She was allowed to travel to India to take his ashes to his family to pour into the Ganges. She stayed in the family home in Kalakankar on the banks of the Ganges for three months and became immersed in local customs, leading to her abandonment of atheism. In an interview on 26 April 1967, she referred to Singh as her husband but also stated that they were never allowed to marry officially.
Political asylum and later lifeOn 6 March 1967, Svetlana approached the United States Embassy in New Delhi. After she stated her desire to defect in writing, the United States Ambassador Chester Bowles offered her political asylum and a new life in the United States.Svetlana accepted. Because the Indian government feared condemnation by the Soviet Union, she was immediately sent from India to Rome. When the Qantas flight arrived in Rome, Alliluyeva immediately travelled onward to Geneva, Switzerland, where the government arranged a tourist visa and accommodation for six weeks. She travelled to the United States, leaving her adult children in the USSR. Upon her arrival in April 1967 in New York City, she gave a press conference denouncing her father's legacy and the Soviet government. She intended to publish an autobiographical book Twenty Letters to a Friend on the fiftieth anniversary of the October Revolution.After living several months in Mill Neck, Long Island under Secret Service protection, Svetlana moved to Princeton, New Jersey, where she lectured and wrote, later moving to nearby Pennington.During her years in exile, it is claimed that Svetlana was never happy. Her children who were left behind in the Soviet Union did not maintain contact with her. While Western sources saw a KGB hand behind this, her children claimed that this is because of her complex character. She flirted with various religions. While some claim she had money problems, others argue that her financial situation was good, because of her great popularity. For example, her first book, Twenty Letters to a Friend, caused a worldwide sensation and brought her, as some allege, about 2.5 million dollars.In 1970, Svetlana answered an invitation from Frank Lloyd Wright's widow, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, to visit Wright's winter studio, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Svetlana described the experience in her autobiographical book, Far Away Music. Olgivanna believed in mysticism and had become convinced that Svetlana was a spiritual replacement for her own daughter, also named Svetlana. Years previously, Olgivanna's daughter had married Wright's chief apprentice William Wesley "Wes" Peters before she died in a car crash.Within a matter of months, Svetlana was engaged to Peters, and the two married. They had a daughter, Olga (born 20 May 1971). Wes Peters was a member of the Taliesin Fellowship, a group of architects and designers who had been Wright's apprentices and acolytes and had remained dedicated to his work. Svetlana took the name Lana Peters, became part of the Fellowship community, and migrated back and forth with them between Taliesin West and Wright's summer home and studio, Taliesin (in Spring Green, Wisconsin).By her own account, Svetlana retained respect and affection for Peters, but their marriage dissolved because of the pressure of Mrs. Wright's influence, and Svetlana's inability to adjust to the cult-like lifestyle of the Taliesin Fellowship, which she compared to life in the Soviet Union under her father. In 1978, Svetlana became a US citizen, and in 1982 she moved with her daughter to Cambridge, England. In 1984, Svetlana returned to the Soviet Union, where she and her daughter were granted citizenship.Svetlana, at one point, temporarily resettled in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR. In 1986, she went back to the United States after "feuding with relatives." Then in the 1990s she again went to the United Kingdom, becoming a British citizen in 1992, settling in Bristol, living there until 2009 when she went back to the United States to live there on a permanent visa, while remaining a British citizen.Svetlana, for the most part, lived the last two years of her life in southern Wisconsin, either in Richland Center or Spring Green. She first came to Wisconsin with Wes Peters and the rest of the Fellowship, and while she had lived elsewhere, sometimes for extended periods, she always returned. She moved to Richland Center from Spring Green during the period of 2007–2011, where she died. Svetlana died on 22 November 2011 from complications arising from colon cancer in Richland Center, where she had spent time while visiting from Cambridge in England. Svetlana's daughter Olga now goes by the name Chrese Evans and lives in Portland, Oregon.
Conversion to Roman CatholicismSvetlana was baptised into the Russian Orthodox Church on 20 March 1963. During her years of exile, she flirted with various religions. She then turned to the Greek Orthodox church and is also reported to have thought of becoming a nun.In 1967, Svetlana found herself spending time with Roman Catholics in Switzerland and encountered many denominations during her time in the US. She received a letter from Father Garbolino, an Italian Catholic priest from Pennsylvania, inviting her to make a pilgrimage to Fátima, in Portugal, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the famous apparitions there. In 1969 Garbolino, who was in New Jersey, came to visit Svetlana at Princeton. In California, she lived with a Catholic couple, Michael and Rose Ginciracusa, for two years (1976–78). She read books by authors such as Raissa Maritain. In Cambridge, England, in December 1982, on the feast of Santa Lucia, Advent, Svetlana converted to the Roman Catholic Church.
WorksWhile in the Soviet Union, Svetlana had written a memoir in Russian in 1963. The manuscript was carried safely out of the country by Ambassador T. N. Kaul, who returned it to her in New Delhi. Svetlana handed her memoir over to the secretary Robert Rayle at the time of her own defection. Rayle made a copy of it. The book was titled Twenty Letters to a Friend (Dvadtsat' pisem k drugu). It was the only thing other than a few items of clothing taken by Svetlana on a secret passenger flight out of India. Nevertheless, as noted by Raymond Pearson (Russia and Eastern Europe), her book turned out to be quite disappointing. It featured Svetlana's naïve attempt to shift the blame for Stalinist crimes onto Beria, and whitewash her own father.
- Alliluyeva, Svetlana; Priscilla Johnson (translator) (1967). Twenty Letters to a Friend. London: Hutchinson.
- Alliluyeva, Svetlana; Paul Chavchavadze (translator) (1969). Only One Year. Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-010102-4.
- Alliluyeva, Svetlana (1984). Faraway Music. India.
From 1970 to 1973, she was married to American architect William Wesley Peters (an acolyte of Frank Lloyd Wright), with whom she had a daughter, Olga.
In 1970, Svetlana answered an invitation from Frank Lloyd Wright's widow, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, to visit Wright's winter studio, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Svetlana described the experience in her autobiographical book, Far Away Music. Olgivanna believed in mysticism and had become convinced that Svetlana was a spiritual replacement for her own daughter, also named Svetlana. Years previously, Olgivanna's daughter had married Wright's chief apprentice William Wesley "Wes" Peters before she died in a car crash.
On 15 August 1942 Winston Churchill saw her in Stalin's private apartments in the Kremlin, describing her as "a handsome red-haired girl, who kissed her father dutifully." Churchill says Stalin "looked at me with a twinkle in his eye as if, so I thought, to convey 'You see, even we Bolsheviks have a family life.'"
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William Wesley PetersFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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William Wesley Peters (June 12, 1912 – July 17, 1991) was a noted architect and engineer, apprentice to and protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Peters was educated at Evansville College (now the University of Evansville) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then became Wright's first apprentice, joining the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, and remained extremely loyal to the Wright organization throughout his entire career.Among his accomplishments were assisting Wright in the construction of Fallingwater and the Johnson Wax administration building in Racine. Peters was responsible for the structural designs of the Guggenheim Museum and for the laboratory tower at Johnson Wax, among many other projects. Peters and Taliesin Associates are credited with the design for the Kaden Tower in Louisville, Kentucky, the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, California and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida.In 1935 he married Wright's adopted daughter, Svetlana, with whom he had two children. Svetlana and their son Daniel died in an automobile accident in 1946, after which Peters raised their other son, Brandoch, on his own. Peters was later briefly married to Svetlana Alliluyeva, the youngest child and only daughter of Joseph Stalin, in a union arranged by his former mother-in-law, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright. The couple had a daughter, Olga (now Evans).In 1990, he gave an interview to Wolfgang von Freeden from Luebeck, Germany about his life and work, including his part in realising Tehran's "Pearl Palace" with the help of glass craftsmen from Murano, Italy.Peters served as Chairman of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation from 1985 to 1991. He died in Madison, Wisconsin.
William Wesley Peters Dies at 79; A Devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright
By GLENN FOWLER
Published: July 18, 1991
William Wesley Peters, an architect who devoted much of his career to preserving and promoting the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis. He was 79 years old and had homes in Spring Green, Wis., and Scottsdale, Ariz.
He died of the effects of a stroke he suffered on July 5, said a spokesman for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, of which Mr. Peters was chairman.
Mr. Peters was Wright's first apprentice in 1932, when the already legendary architect founded his Taliesin Fellowship in Spring Green to embody his theory of learning through experience.
Except for two years in private practice, Mr. Peters remained at Wright's side, serving as structural engineer and project architect on many world-famous Wright-designed buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, completed in 1959, the Johnson's Wax administration building and research tower built in Racine, Wis., between 1936 and 1944, and Fallingwater, probably the most widely acclaimed modern residence in America, erected in 1936 over a waterfall in Mill Run, Pa., for the department-store heir Edgar Kaufmann Jr. Married Stalin's Daughter
When Wright died in 1959, Mr. Peters succeeded him as chairman of Taliesin Associated Architects, and in 1885 he became chairman of the Wright Foundation.
But to the general public Mr. Peters was perhaps better known as the husband, for a brief period, of Svetlana Alliluyeva, the daughter of Stalin. In 1972 he married Miss Alliluyeva, who had defected from the Soviet Union and come to the United States several years earlier. The couple separated after 20 months of marriage and were divorced in 1973. Miss Alliluyeva, who used her mother's name except during her marriage to Mr. Peters, returned to the Soviet Union in 1984 with their daughter, Olga.
Mr. Peters, who was known to friends and associates as Wes, was born in Terre Haute, Ind., and attended Evansville College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before apprenticing to Wright. Except for his brief stint in private practice, he remained associated with the Wright group, now also based at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, for his entire career. Variety of Projects
He was the architect of a variety of structures throughout the country and was a registered to practice in all 50 states. His work included performing arts centers, office buildings, churches, schools, hotels, restaurants, banks, shops and residences.
In addition to teaching at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Mr. Peters lectured and wrote extensively about Wright and contemporary architecture.
Mr. Peters's first wife, also named Svetlana, who was a stepdaughter of Wright, died in an automobile accident in 1946. His daughter, Olga, is now believed to be living in London with her mother. He is also survived by a son from his first marriage, Brandoch, of Spring Green, and a sister, Margedant Hayakawa of Mill Valley, Calif., the wife of the semanticist and educator S. I. Hayakawa.
Photo: William Wesley Peters (United Press International, 1970)
AND NOW SOME STORIES ABOUT OLGA, DEFINITELY A PUNK NAME....
She’s got her dedushka’s eyes — but this gun-toting, punk-rocking gal is as American as apple pie, although she does love to cook borscht.Tattooed Chrese Evans, 44, of Portland, Oregon — a Buddhist who runs an antique shop — is far removed from her notorious grandfather, Joseph Stalin, the former Soviet Union’s ruthless “man of steel.”Svetlana Alliluyeva, Stalin’s only daughter, defected from the Soviet Union in 1966 and married Evans’ future father, architect William Wesley Peters.“Stalin for me was one of the three people who won the Second World War — Churchill, Roosevelt and him,” she told the Express of the UK. “Then my mother asked me to listen to her. This is when I found out about his crimes.”Millions were killed during Stalin’s brutal regime from 1929 to 1953, when he ruled with an iron first as he transformed the USSR into a military superpower.The bleach blonde is the youngest of Alliluyeva’s three children — the only child from her third marriage to Peters — and was born Olga, but chose to change her name.
Her mother, who was married to Peters for three years, died of cancer five years ago at age 85.“My mother’s whole life has been about living this [her association with Stalin] down and trying to lead a new life of her own,” Evans once reportedly said.“Of course, she abhors what Stalin did,” she told the Daily Mail. “But there was a period when so many people held her responsible for his actions that she actually started to think maybe it was true. It’s so unjust.”
Evans posted pictures of herself in social media clutching a toy machine gun and with a bullet belt slung over her shoulder — along with more conventional images, such as homemade Russian soup.
“Borscht from scratch. Love making it, feels like Mom was right next to me,” she wrote.
She said “nyet” to a career working for the IRS and decided to start her own business.
“One had the prospect of excitement, the other one was cool,” she told the Daily Mirror.
Evans expressed her love for her mom.
“She was always proud of me, when I hadn’t even really accomplished anything, the unconditional love, which I haven’t felt from anybody else, ever, because she was my mother, and that warmth of a friendship, which I probably will look for, for the rest of my life in other people,” Evans said.