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September 6, 1988
The first high-ranking Soviet delegation from Siberia to travel east across the Bering Strait to the United States was scheduled to reach Alaska today for a 2 1/2-day visit. The visa-free trip by Soviet officials from the Magadan region "will make history," said Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper, "because that region of the Soviet Far East has traditionally been among the most restricted in the Soviet Union."
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February 21, 1989 | From United Press International
For the first time ever, an Aeroflot passenger jet Monday flew across the Bering Strait to Alaska, delivering government officials from the Soviet Far East for talks about trade and travel across the U.S.-Soviet maritime border. "We're ecstatic to be here," said Vyacheslav Kobets, chairman of the Magadan region, after embracing Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper.
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NEWS
March 8, 1988
The Soviet Union has invited Eskimos from Alaska, Canada and Greenland to visit Siberia for the first time since the border was closed four decades ago, an Eskimo leader said in Anchorage, Alaska. The Soviets invited the Eskimos to Uelen, across the Bering Strait from Alaska, said Dalee Sambo, who runs the Anchorage office of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, an international organization of Eskimos that has long sought contacts with the Soviet Union.
NEWS
September 6, 1988
The first high-ranking Soviet delegation from Siberia to travel east across the Bering Strait to the United States was scheduled to reach Alaska today for a 2 1/2-day visit. The visa-free trip by Soviet officials from the Magadan region "will make history," said Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper, "because that region of the Soviet Far East has traditionally been among the most restricted in the Soviet Union."
NEWS
February 21, 1989 | From United Press International
For the first time ever, an Aeroflot passenger jet Monday flew across the Bering Strait to Alaska, delivering government officials from the Soviet Far East for talks about trade and travel across the U.S.-Soviet maritime border. "We're ecstatic to be here," said Vyacheslav Kobets, chairman of the Magadan region, after embracing Alaska Gov. Steve Cowper.
NEWS
March 8, 1988
The Soviet Union has invited Eskimos from Alaska, Canada and Greenland to visit Siberia for the first time since the border was closed four decades ago, an Eskimo leader said in Anchorage, Alaska. The Soviets invited the Eskimos to Uelen, across the Bering Strait from Alaska, said Dalee Sambo, who runs the Anchorage office of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, an international organization of Eskimos that has long sought contacts with the Soviet Union.
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