Saturday night in Stalin's Moscow: so much to do! If you wanted to take your date to a Russian movie you could go to "Battleship Potemkin", or you could take her to "Battleship Potemkin", or to "Battleship Potemkin"! On the other hand, you might choose a foreign movie that was approved by the all-knowing Soviet apparatchik, and in that case the two of you would see a Charlie Chaplin movie - and we'll give you one guess as to which one he liked.
Click here if you want to know what films Hitler liked.
Unquestionably, the most famous individual to defect from the USSR and seek refuge in the West was Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926 - 2011), the only daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin (she used her mother's maiden name). She was the one closest to the aging dictator during his closing days - and her defection to the United States aroused a tremendous amount of interest throughout the world. In this interview she claimed that her defection to the West was primarily inspired by her yearning to write freely. Dutiful daughter that she was, Alliluyeva stated that the guilt for the crimes attributed to her father should be equally shared by those who served in the Politburo at the time.
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Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
During the closing weeks of 1946 a French Catholic newspaper reported that Stalin was being mocked in a parody of the Lord's Prayer from deep within the confines of Soviet-occupied Yugoslavia.
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