Russia: Defiance in Red Square

Red Square was crowded with Sunday strollers when the little band of people sat down on the Lobnoye Mesto,* just outside the Kremlin. Inside, Soviet leaders were holding meetings with Czechoslovakia's top leaders. Suddenly, from the midst of the seated group, banners sprouted: "Hands off Czechoslovakia!" "Shame on the occupiers!" Among the seven demonstrators were Larisa Daniel, wife of Author Yuli Daniel, now serving a labor camp sentence for writing anti-Soviet material; Pavel Litvinov, grandson of Russia's wartime Foreign Minister, Maxim Litvinov; Viktor Feinberg, an art critic; and Poet Natalya...

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