People: May 23, 1988

Who is that stranger? Muscovites asked. A member of the Politburo? No, too handsome. Mikhail Gorbachev in mufti? No, too slim. The answer: Robert Redford. Robert who? No crowds gawked at Hollywood's superstar as he wandered the Soviet capital. Says Redford: "It's ironic I've found this freedom in a society that's not supposed to be as free as ours." On a ten-day jaunt at Moscow's invitation, Redford has set up a minifestival of his movies, including The Milagro Beanfield War and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. How do Muscovites rate as fans? "They're more quiet in the theater," says Redford....

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