"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
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Born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva led a life of unwanted publicity almost from birth. Her father, Josef Stalin, wielded unquestioned authority within the Soviet Union. Alliluyeva was used by the Soviet propaganda machine as a Communist darling, the Russian equivalent of Shirley Temple. Here, she confronts the New York press on April 26, 1967, after her defection from the Soviet Union. Read more and listen to a clip in the WNYC Archives.
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