The road from Leningrad to Moscow stretches some 450 miles, a distance that I, on advice of my doctor, my conscience, and a consuming curiosity about some hidden aspects of Soviet life, set out to walk recently, in the company of 420 other American and Soviet walkers, and to the dismay of many friends who feared some tragedy would strike me or who were simply stunned to learn that the Soviets would permit the walk to happen.
That this peace walk, the first of its kind, relied often on ...
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