On this day: Svetlana Alliluyeva defects

On the 6th of March, 1967, Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, approached the US embassy in New Delhi and asked for political asylum.

She is seen below arriving in the United States the following month.



2 thoughts on “On this day: Svetlana Alliluyeva defects

  1. […] Source: On this day: Svetlana Alliluyeva defects | In Times Gone By… […]

  2. toritto says:

    I remember her defection. Thanks for the memory!
    Regards from Florida

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