SOVIET UNION: Dumping a Dissident

"The right to leave and return to his country is a fundamental right of man," declared Soviet Physicist Valery Chalidze on his arrival in the U.S. last month. In a highly unusual and seemingly liberal action, the Soviets had allowed Chalidze, an eloquent spokesman for the Russian civil rights movement, to travel to the U.S. for a monthlong lecture tour (TIME, Dec. 18). But early one morning last week, a consular official from the Soviet embassy in Washington, Yuri Galishnikov, called on Chalidze at his Manhattan hotel and amiably asked him to...

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