Episode 28 - The Second Front

April 03, 2017 12:04 PM
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The information about human rights violations in the Soviet Union leaked to the West constantly. Foreign governments, non-profit organizations and private citizens tried to help. In this episode we explore the Jackson-Vanick amendment and Andrei Sakharov's role in its adoption, the cost of the right to leave the USSR, and the outside pressure on the Kremlin.