A Russian fishing boat captain paid a ten-thousand dollar fine for fishing within the new 12-mile limit of the U.
Russian skipper....Kuschenko was released today at 1.pm. Here he is in the office of U.S. Attorney Richard McVeigh. The Attorney is sitting on the right of the captain and a rep from 1st Natl Bank is seen handing him the check. He is Mr. Lideker.
Next shots are leaving the federal building..the State Jail with leading off is US, Marshal...Mr Bayer.
Also in the party is Dmitri Kavkaikan of the same fleet and the russian rep..of the embassy.
At 1.30 this afternoon the party left the fed building and they were given a tour of Anchorage, as I followed the car..right behind the Marshel.
Down 4th ave and then on down to fifth through town and to the airport where the US coast guard plane was waiting.
The captain is in a brown coat and hat and he shook hands with all US attorney is without hat and in black coat on the right. He shakes hands with him and with the older man..the marshal. Boards the plane and the plane departs at about 2pm.
Russian official of the embassy is Yuri V Chemokhud is is a brown suit..no hat.
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Background: A Russian fishing boat captain paid a ten-thousand dollar fine for fishing within the new 12-mile limit of the U.S. Here at Anchorage in the U.S. attorney's office, L.M. Lideker, Assistant President of the National Bank of Alaska presented the $10,000.00 check from the Soviet Embassy. In the Anchorage jail, the captain, 29-year-old Lenid N. Kushchenko of Vladivoctok spent Easter Sunday. When released, he was escorted by U.S. Marshals to a car that took the young skipper on a sight seeing trip up 4th Avenue and down fifth of the Anchorage business district. He was then taken to the Anchorage International Airport and flown in a Coast Guard amphibious plane to Kodiak to reboard his 178-foot trawler. A Soviet Embassy official said the young skipper will face further penalties, such as losing his matters licence for one year and being forced to repay the $10,000.00 fine to the Russian government.