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Svetlana Alliluyeva
(1926-2011) born on
Feb 28
Russian-US political celebrity. She is the Russian-born daughter of Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin; her defection to the U.S. in 1967 caused an international sensation.
         
   
F
As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.

R
He is gone, but his shadow still stands over all of us. It still dictates to us and we, very often, obey.
A
Moscow, breathing fire like a human volcano with its smouldering lava of passion, ambition and politics, its hurly-burly of meetings and entertainment. . . . Moscow seethes and bubbles and gasps for air. It's always thirsting for something new . . .
N
It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes.
K
God grants an easy death only to the just.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Only One Year," "The Journey's End," 1969.
R: "Twenty Letters to a Friend," ch. 2, 1967.
A: Introduction to "Twenty Letters to a Friend, 1967.
N: On seeking asylum in the US in 1967, in NY "Times," 3 Nov 1984.
K: "Twenty Letters to a Friend," 1967.
   


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