NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 29, 1975
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(Studio) Russian immigrants build town in AK; they are American citizens now.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Nikolayevsk, AK) Their ancestors excommunicated because they observed forms of worship outlawed by their patriarch. Old believers have been on run since then. Came to United States in 1968. [Fedor BASARGIN - talks of marijuana.] Group wanted rural isolation. [WOMAN - says likes rural life, not town life. Will have as many children as she can.] 59 of them became citizens in June. Village runs economy [Kiril KARTUSHEV - says we'll move if we need to.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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