Melting the Ice Curtain
Courtesy Of Master Sergeant Ed Boyce
Anatoly Kachenko and Alexander Kendr, Soviet defectors, discuss their defection to the United States with Airman Tom McDowell, Alaska Air National Guard. Forged documents enabled the two men to join other journalist covering ceremonies for the arrival of the joint Soviet-American Bering Bridge Expedition in Little Diomede. By attending the event, they were able to seek out an Alaska National Guardsman and request asylum in the United States.
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