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is based on a childhood photograph of Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Joseph Stalin, sitting on the lap of Lavrenty Beria, the head of the Soviet secret police at the time, with Joseph Stalin and secretary Lacoba in the background. The caption comes from "Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion" by Helen Rappaport (first published in 1991).  

 © 2019 by Tatiana Istomina. Contemporary art. 

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