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    SOVIET WRITER, VALERI TARSIS, WHOSE BOOK, "WARD SEVEN", AROUSED BITER OFFICIAL CRITICISM IN RUSSIA WHEN IT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE WEST, ARRIVED IN LONDON BY AIR TONIGHT (8 FEB).

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    SOVIET WRITER, VALERI TARSIS, WHOSE BOOK, "WARD SEVEN", AROUSED BITER OFFICIAL CRITICISM IN RUSSIA WHEN IT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE WEST, ARRIVED IN LONDON BY AIR TONIGHT (8 FEB). HE IS TO LECTURE AT LEICESTER UNIVERSITY.

    MR. TARSIS DECLINED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AT LONDON AIRPORT; HE SAID HE WAS TIRED.

    ON SUNDAY, HE TOLD REPORTER IN MOSCOW THAT HE INTENDED TO TAKE TO LONDON THE MANUSCRIPT OF A NEW ANTI-COMMUNIST NOVEL, ENTITLED "NOT FAR FROM MOSCOW". HE SAID THE NEW NOVEL FEATURED THE SAME CHARACTERS AN HIS CONTROVERSIAL "WARD SEVEN" - SANE PEOPLE ALLEGEDLY CONFINED IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION BECAUSE THEY QUESTIONED THE SOVIET SYSTEM.

    MR. TARSIS HIMSELF WAS PLACED IN A SOVIET LUNATIC ASYLUM FOR SIX MONTHS IN 1962 AFTER THE PUBLICATION IN THE WEST OF TWO OF HIS NOVEL S UNDER A PSEUDONYM.

    WHILE MR. TARSIS WAS ON HIS WAY TO LONDON, TWO OTHER SOVIET WRITERS, ACCUSED OF WRITING ANTI- SOVIET NOVELS AND PUBLISHING THEM ABROAD, WERE AWAITING TRIAL IN A SOVIET PRISON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQW2NOJLP6GLFRBUQ628E37VO
    Media URN:
    VLVAQW2NOJLP6GLFRBUQ628E37VO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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