Soviet Union: Serving Time

SOVIET UNION

A Sakharov article appears

The strange machinery of Soviet public relations continues to grind out communications about dissident Physicist Andrei Sakharov. In West Germany the mass-circulation daily Bild last week published a claim by Moscow-based Journalist Victor Louis, a favorite KGB conduit for slipping information to the West, that Sakharov, 63, had been released from a hospital in his exile home of Gorky. The scientist, he said, has resumed his private life by joining his wife in their apartment, and "is healthy again." The day after the Louis report appeared, Western journalists learned that the Soviet Journal of Experimental and Theoretical...

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