14:49 Mar. 19, 2016
Millions were killed during Stalin's brutal regime from 1929 to 1953, as he transformed the USSR into a military superpower
She's got her dedushka's eyes — but this gun-toting, punk-rocking gal is as American as apple pie, although she does love to cook borscht.
Tattooed Chrese Evans, 44, of Portland, Oregon — a Buddhist who runs an antique shop — is far removed from her notorious grandfather, Joseph Stalin, the former Soviet Union's ruthless "man of steel."
Svetlana Alliluyeva, Stalin's only daughter, defected from the Soviet Union in 1966 and married Evans' future father, architect William Wesley Peters.
"Stalin for me was one of the three people who won the Second World War — Churchill, Roosevelt and him," Chrese Evans told the Express of the UK. "Then my mother asked me to listen to her. This is when I found out about his crimes."
Millions were killed during Stalin's brutal regime from 1929 to 1953, when he ruled with an iron first as he transformed the USSR into a military superpower. The bleach blonde is the youngest of Alliluyeva's three children — the only child from her third marriage to Peters — and was born Olga, but chose to change her name. Full story
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