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Molotov’s wife helps her return to Lithuania

"My father wrote a letter to my grandmother in Šiauliai saying I was out there. How he found out where I was, I don’t know. People told her to write to Molotov’s wife, Zhemchuzhina, to have me brought home. She went to see a lawyer, he drafted a request, which she sent. Zhemchuzhina was the head of all the children’s homes, that was her job. And she actually contacted the Yakutsk education department, then the director of our children’s home. They said I could go home…"