Stalin Writes Omenous LetterTo Daughter At Moscow University In 1946
Stalin writes to his daughter, Svetlana, on November 5, 1946 in response to a letter she sent him complaining about the faculty at Moscow University where she is a student. Using an orange indelible pencil, he writes, "To my hostess Svetlana. Your letter is received with thanks. Concerning the history faculty at the university, you are completely correct. I was told that friends are planning to improve that situation. I'm sending you tangerines too. Kissing my hostess daughter." Signed, "Stalin" He then adds, "P.S. I am feeling fine." The ominous reference to "friends" probably meant Lavrenti Beria and his secret police.