A Talk with a Russian Dissenter

Kirk, Irina
April 1975
National Review;4/25/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p447
This article presents an interview with Anatoli Radygin, a Soviet dissenter. He describes the circumstances under which he tried to escape as a captain of fishing vessels. He says that he planned it for a long time. How explains as to how the KGB found out about his planned escape. He says that he was honest at his trial. He says that the labor camp freed him from the last illusions and fictions by which even a disloyal Soviet citizen lives. He discusses the lessons that he learned from being in prison.


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