Defectors: Once Again Over the Wall

Once Again Over the Wall

Oleg Tumanov is alive and in the Soviet Union. But whether he is well is another question. Tumanov, 41, a former editor at Radio Liberty, the Munich- based, U.S.-sponsored station that broadcasts news to the Soviet Union, disappeared in February. Last week he reappeared at a bizarre press conference in Moscow, saying that after his 1965 defection the CIA had forced him to work for Radio Liberty.

Tumanov's sweaty, mumbling performance drew open disbelief and derision from the more than 100 Western reporters who had been summoned to the carefully scripted propaganda show. Tumanov is the fourth "redefector" to show up...

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