Stalin’s Daughter Comes Back to U.S. Without Public Notice
Svetlana Alliluyeva, the daughter of dictator Josef Stalin who stunned the Soviet Union by defecting and then returning 17 years later, left her homeland again and quietly arrived in the United States without public notice, officials said today.
Alliluyeva landed at O’Hare International Airport aboard a Swissair liner Wednesday afternoon and left for another U.S. destination, said Cherise Mayberry, a Customs Service spokeswoman in Chicago.
Mayberry said she could not divulge that destination.
But Alliluyeva’s ex-husband, William Wesley Peters, said earlier this week that she planned to visit Wisconsin, although he did not know exactly where she would go.
Peters is an architect allied with the late Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin foundations. Taliesin East is located in Wisconsin.
Peters also said the 60-year-old Alliluyeva plans eventually to settle in Switzerland.
Alliluyeva’s return to the West came one day after her 14-year-old daughter, Olga Peters, arrived in England to enroll again in the Quaker boarding school that she left in 1984 to accompany her mother back to the Soviet Union.