The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Stuff you don't learn in history class

Wisconsin last week closed a haunting chapter of the Cold War that began when Svetlana Alliluyeva famously defected to the U.S. in 1967.

But to her daughter in Portland, the death of the woman who became known as Lana Peters was the loss of her best friend and confidant.

Portland granddaughter of Josef Stalin remembers her mother as a talented writer and lecturer in her own right | OregonLive.com

Huh.

I never knew Stalin's daughter defected to the United States. And I wonder what it's like to grow up with such an infamous grandfather like that …

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