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Godunov Defection / Vlasova #265859

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 26, 1979
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(Studio) Stalemate between United States and USSR over detention of Soviet airliner-containing Ludmilla Vlasova, wife of defector Aleksandr Godunov, said continuing.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(JFK Airport, New York) Current state of events detailed. [Deputy United States ambassador to UN Donald McHENRY - says we must speak to her under conditions free of coercion.] Prevention of departure order by State Department said issued, but not acted on by airline authorities. Godunov attorney Orville Schell's claim that 2 planned defection together cited. [SCHELL - says Godunov is distressed with regard to his wife.] President Carter said being informed at Camp David.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Tass reports said now stating Ludmilla Vlasova is a ballet star but containing no information with regard to Aleksandr Godunov and his defection.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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