Soviet Union: Hairy Adventure

To Siberia and back

The Rainbow Warrior is a tough old British trawler whose blunt bow has frequently poked into waters where it has not been welcome. It belongs to Greenpeace, an international environmental group that opposes whaling. Last week Greenpeace carried out its most daring protest yet. The ship narrowly escaped being captured, but seven Greenpeace members, six Americans and one Canadian, were detained by Soviet authorities.

The Greenpeace escapade was planned to coincide with the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Brighton, England. With U.S. support, the commission aims to ban commercial whaling completely by 1986. Greenpeace...

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