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Story49 Presents “Through the Ice Curtain”

View of Provideniya from Komsomolskaya Bay. Photo: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In this three-part series, we take a look at the relationship between Alaska and Russia from before the Cold War all the way through the present day. Hear directly from the people who melted the “Ice Curtain,” and from the people working to keep it melted.

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Friendship Flight 25th Anniversary

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Friendship Flight that flew between Alaska and Siberia in 1988. KNOM News Director Laureli Kinneen is in Anadyr, Russia reporting on the event. Listen to the story below. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-26-knom-special-friendship-flight.mp3

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June ’88: A “friendship flight” to Russia

June 13, 1988 KNOM volunteer Claire Richardson is Alaska’s pool radio reporter on a precedent-setting trip to Provideniya, USSR, traveling on the historic Alaska Airlines 737 “Friendship Flight.” Her live reports of Provideniya’s festivities and the reunion of Eskimo families are carried by more than a dozen radio stations throughout the state.

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