Only One Year Author:Svetlana Alliluyeva The story of "Only One Year" began on December 19, 1966, as Svetlana Alliluyeva left Russia for India, on a one month's visa, in the custody of an employee of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs, carrying the urn that held her husband's ashes. It ended on December 19, 1967, in Princeton, New Jersey, as she and two American friends joined in a... more » toast to her new life in freedom.
That year of pain, discovery, turmoil, and new hope reached its climax in the decision to break completely with the world of Communism, to turn her back on her country, her children, her friends, and face the unknown world. How and why had she come to that decision? To answer that question is Svetlana Alliluyeva's major purpose in "Only One Year."« less