Now That’s What You Call Tough Parenting

Jeffrey Goldberg passing along this line from the obituary of Lana Peters, a/k/a Svetlana Stalina, a/k/a Svetlana Alliluyeva, the daughter of Josef Stalin who defected to the West many years ago and passed away this weekend at her home in Wisconsin:

In her memoirs she told of how Stalin had sent her first love, a Jewish filmmaker, to Siberia for 10 years.

One shudders to think what he would’ve done to an attorney.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. John Peabody says:

    Ah, it’s refreshing to know how deeply Stalin cared for his people! Sort of a Karl Rove thing, I suspect.

  2. de stijl says:

    One thwarted romance is a tragedy. A million thwarted romances is a statistic.