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Bolshoi Defections #266300

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 1979
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(Studio) Bolshoi Ballet's month-long United States tour noted ending short 3 members
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Defection of Leonid Kozlov and wife Valentina reported; Kozlov noted getting lead roles due to Aleksandr Godunov's defection earlier. Films, Photos shown. Details of defection, after Kozlov danced leading role in "Romeo and Juliet" in Los Angeles, given. [Hotel clerk Stanley YOKOMORI - comments.] USSR security's response at departure time noted. [Hotel cashier Reva RAMAN - describes scene.] [Immigration and Naturalization spokesperson Omer G. SEWELL - discusses defection.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Cronkite, Walter;
Petersen, Barry

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