Russia: Regards from an Outcast

The Soviet Union treats any of its citizens who choose to live in the West as traitors and outcasts, and to become involved in such cases is one of the riskiest things that a foreigner in Russia can do. That is precisely what happened to Peter Reddaway, a British exchange student, whose story once again dramatizes the continuing war between the Soviet government and the defectors.

Reddaway, 24, had done well at Cambridge University and at Harvard graduate school, was happily pursuing postgraduate work in Russian literature and history at Moscow University when,...

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