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Maya Plisetskaya

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088571

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001

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I Go to America

I Go to America

(p.191) Chapter Thirty-One I Go to America
I, Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Plisetskaya

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In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her impending tour to America in April 1959. Her husband, Rodion Shchedrin, received a phone call from the KGB and went to Dzerzhinsky Square for a talk with deputy chairman Yevgeny Petrovich Pitovranov. Pitovranov, who previously had headed counterespionage in the Soviet Union. He advised Maya to write another letter to Nikita Khrushchev.

Keywords:   tour, America, Rodion Shchedrin, KGB, Yevgeny Petrovich Pitovranov, Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev

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