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Re: theos-talk Svetlana, Josef Stalin's daughter and theosophy

Dec 01, 2011 06:44 PM
by Jayananda Hiranandani

Dear MKR and others:
Many thanks for the news item.
I wish to supplement it as follows.
It was in 1962 that I went through the back issues of "The Theosophist". This was about 50 years ago. If I correctly remeber there was a little item which said that the TS was doing relief work in Russia. The date of it was 1924 or 1927. I do not recollect. The resourceful redaers of this forum can throw more light on TS in Communist Russia till it stopped functioning there.
Secondly,a nother person of interest in the same breath is Lyudmila Todorova Zhivkova, the Bulgarian Communist leader. In www.wikipedia .orgÂ, it is statedÂthat she,"developed overwhelming interests in Eastern culture, New Age matters, religious mysticism, and the occult. As part of this, she developed a very close relationship with "the Petrich Oracle" (Vanga, a famous village clairvoyant), and with thriller writer Bogomil Raynov, son of a renowned Bulgarian theosophist and writer Nikolay Raynov." Who were these father and son is a subject about which I would like to know more. I believe that the resourceful readers of this forum can throw more light. She visited Channai and was at Kalakshetra. I read or heard that she was a vegetarian.
Thirdly, inÂGeneva, there was a TS leader fromÂRussia, Anna Kamensikaya (spelling may not be correct). She did a thesis on the Bhagavad Gita. I wish that the thesis were available in English on the Internet.ÂWe need to know more about her and her work.

Fourthly,Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg visited India before 1966. In an article by him I read that he visited the TS in Adyar and complimented Blavatsky for having brought India to the West.
Jayananda H. Hiranandani
--- On Tue, 11/29/11, MKR <> wrote:

From: MKR <>
Subject: theos-talk Svetlana, Josef Stalin's daughter and theosophy
To: "theos-talk" <>
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 9:12 PM


Svetlana, daughter of Josef Stalin died recently in the USA. She had been
to India and other countries and in a documentary film she says:

âAll Iâve learnt so far is theosophy, brotherhood of mankind,

The full article at:


I wish Stalin had been exposed to theosophy and affected by its objects. He
could have done a lot of good and earned a lot of good Karma instead of all
the atrocities he committed. A century from now, when see the role of
powerful Russia played in the welfare of the world, may be a different


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