You ran an article in which some high school students from Orange County described their trip to the Soviet Union to attend a youth peace summit. ("America's Young Hearts and Minds Search for Peace a World Away," May 2). I really hate to see kids like this being exposed to propaganda under the noble title of peace .
They are too young, inexperienced and impressionable to see how they're being manipulated. After two weeks in the Soviet Union, they become experts on the subject of world peace. Are these American kids aware that their Soviet counterparts are handpicked from well-trained, sophisticated, dedicated youths who are coached to appear like normal teen-agers? I'm 17, and I was raised in the Soviet Union and lived there until a year ago. By the comments I read in the article, I sense that the young Americans got a good snow job.