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Stalin Grandchild Adjusting to Soviet Life, Official Says

March 01, 1986|United Press International

MOSCOW — The American-born granddaughter of dictator Josef Stalin is learning Russian and happily adjusting to life in the Soviet Union, a Soviet official said Friday.

Olga, 14, and her mother, Svetlana Alliluyeva, who celebrated her 60th birthday Friday, "are alive and well and happily living in Tbilisi," Georgian Communist Party chief Dzhumbar I. Patiashvili said .

Alliluyeva and her daughter settled in the capital of the Georgian republic after Alliluyeva returned to the Soviet Union 16 months ago, bringing the daughter she described as "American as apple pie."

"Alliluyeva's daughter is now in middle school and her Russian lessons are coming along very well," said Patiashvili.

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