Natalya Gorbanevskaya
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    Just a little acntdoee. In the 1970s I was working at a university in Utrecht, in the Netherlands. Now the students then were really really leftist – they regarded communists as conservatives. Anyway, a delegation went to Russia, Leningrad I do believe, which was still communist, though thawing. Being students they looked around and met up with a Russian student; and all went back to their hotel room. The Russian in doing so was acting illegally, as I say things were thawing. After a while the Russian needed to use the washroom (one per floor) and off he went. And didn’t come back. After about 20 minutes one of the Dutch students went down the hall to see if their Russian friend was OK. They didn’t find him, but standing in the washroom door was a large KGB officer. They never did see the Russian friend again.And this was about 1975.

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