REFUGEES: Flight from Freedom

With a quick, behind-the-curtains scuffle of secret operatives and an embarrassed official gulp, the U.S. Government last week rushed a prize exhibit offstage. The exhibit was ist Lieut. Anatoly Barsov, formerly of the Soviet Air Force.

Pilot Barsov was the Russian who crash-landed his Soviet bomber at a U.S. airfield in Austria last October, and in Russian and broken English announced that he and his navigator, 2nd Lieut. Piotr Pirogov, wanted to see the U.S. They particularly wanted to see the state of Virginia, about which they had heard on the Voice of America. Brought to the U.S., they were...

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