World: Notes from a Soviet Asylum

Among the brave band of Russians who campaign openly for greater civil liberties in the Soviet Union, there is no more vivid personality than former Major General Pyotr Grigorenko. The 62-year-old war hero is an outspoken defender of the sovereignty of Czechoslovakia, the rights of the U.S.S.R.'s Crimean Tartar minority and other causes. His distinguished war record, which won him an Order of Lenin, and the fact that he taught cybernetics at the Frunze Academy, the Russian equivalent of West Point, made him a particular embarrassment to Soviet authorities. They cashiered him from the army, and in 1964 confined him in...

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