• Short Summary

    After spending three days on a grounded airliner in New York, Soviet ballerina Lyudmila Vlasova has returned to the Soviet Union.

  • Description

    After spending three days on a grounded airliner in New York, Soviet ballerina Lyudmila Vlasova has returned to the Soviet Union. The strange drama played out on the tarmac of Kennedy airport had lead to charges, and counter-charges of diplomatic interference. Miss Vlasova was trying to leave the United States after her dancer husband announced his intention to remaining in the US.

    SYNOPSIS: Miss Vlasova's plane landed at Moscow's Sheremetevo airport, and was greeted by cheering crowds. For three days her plane had been refused permission to leave New York.

    American officials had been holding the plane so that they could assure themselves that Miss Vlasova wanted to return to the Soviet Union of her own free will. Last week her husband, dancer Alexander Godunov, defected to the West. The U.S. argued that it had strong legal grounds in detaining the plane, but the Soviet Union attacked the move as a violation of international law and said it was aimed at worsening US-Soviet relations.

    Miss Vlasova told reporters that she was happy to be home, but felt a little tired. the wider implications of the Godunov defection, and the detaining of the Aeroflot flight are still to be felt. It is still unclear whether or not the Soviets intend to lodge an official complaint.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEV08ZWULYTWH3IKX796OQVFU9
    Media URN:
    VLVAEV08ZWULYTWH3IKX796OQVFU9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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