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NEWS Capital City Weekly The international border between Little Diomede Island and Big Diomede Island is a strange place. It doesn't just mark the line between the United States and Russia; it also defines the international date line, dividing today from tomorrow.

Melting the Ice Curtain

A close-up view of forged documents which enabled Anatoly Kachenko, a Soviet defector, to join other journalist covering ceremonies for the arrival of the joint Soviet-American Bering Bridge Expedition in Little Diomede, Alaska.  By attending the event, Kachenko and another Soviet defector were able to seek out an Alaska National Guardsman and request asylum in the United States.
Courtesy Of Master Sergeant Ed Boyce
A close-up view of forged documents which enabled Anatoly Kachenko, a Soviet defector, to join other journalist covering ceremonies for the arrival of the joint Soviet-American Bering Bridge Expedition in Little Diomede, Alaska. By attending the event, Kachenko and another Soviet defector were able to seek out an Alaska National Guardsman and request asylum in the United States.
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