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Zoia Zarubina

interpreter , Professor , translator

Zoia Zarubina, USSR Interpreter, translator,professor.

Background

Zarubina, Zoia was born in 1920.

Career

Stalin’s personal secretary for foreign affairs. Also worked with other senior governmental figures in the Kremlin from the late 1940s. Accompanied Stalin to the Yalta and Potsdam conferences.

Speaks perfect English. On 31 May 1988, spoke on BBC television live from Moscow about her work for Stalin, life under Gorbachev, and especially about the new role of women in Soviet society.