On this date in 1979 Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected to the U.S.. Godunov was performing with the Bolshoi Ballet when he contacted American authorities and asked for asylum. Upon learning of what he did, the KGB put Godunov’s wife – Lyudmila Vlasova – on a plane bound for Moscow. The plane was halted by U.S. authorities and a diplomatic dialog was begun between then president Jimmy Carter, and Soviet head honcho Leonid Brezhnev. After three days Vlasova was allowed to go home.
Hey, there’s no need to cause an international dust up over this week’s Mystery Car, just the request that you provide both the make and model in your answer. And if you feel the need to attempt a croisé while doing so, well nobody here is going to stop you.
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