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Irina McClellan Interview #498481

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 23, 1978
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(Studio) USSR resident Irina McClellan's 4-yr. effort to leave USSR to join American husband in United States noted. Her recent action on chaining self to fence at US embassy in Moscow to protest Soviet refusal to let her leave recalled; photograph shown. Subsequent police release of McClellan reported; interview with reporter Richard Valeriani, an exclusive report, shown. [McCLELLAN - describes her life in USSR and harassment she gets from neighbors and government Isn't afraid, but situation is unpleasant. Is time for her to get out of Soviet Union and story will be over. Was quiet and law-abiding for 4 years, but now has changed.]
REPORTER: Kelly Lange

Lange, Kelly

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