EMIGRANTS: The Long Voyage Home

Like most of the world's wandering peoples, Armenians cherish the dream of home. In Manhattan, last week, 150 of the 150,000 Armenians in the U.S. found the tug of homesickness too strong to resist. They stepped aboard the trim, white Soviet steamship Rossia, sailed for the old country—now a part of the U.S.S.R.

Most of the adults among them had lived in the U.S. for 30 or 35 years. Most were not Communists and many had obviously prospered. Their children looked, talked and dressed like Americans. But they were certain that Mother Russia offered them more than America. Their passage...

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