Book for Granddaughters

Svetlana Alliluyeva


In this final volume of her autobiography, Svetlana Alliluyeva (née Stalin) describes her disenchantment with life in the United States and decides to emigrate to England. Several years later she decides to return to her family in the USSR, and settles in Moscow with her daughter Olga.

Unable to rekindle a relationship with her two adult children from previous marriages, Alliluyeva decides to leave Moscow for Georgia, where she receives a conflicted welcome as a symbol of their national pride, and also as the one who betrayed Stalin’s vision. Finding no inner peace, Alliluyeva begins her struggle to return back to the United States.

163 pages