The Case Against Rudolf Nureyev: A Legal Case Study of the KGB’s Pursuits against Defectors

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Katherine Montana


This article will investigate the legal investigation against Rudolf Nureyev
that led to his defection, as well as the legal limitations placed upon him by
the USSR after permanently settling in the West. It will also track the legal
pursuit of restrictions against the dancer by the KGB that lasted for almost
his entire life.

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