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June ’88: A “friendship flight” to Russia

Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia.

Provideniya, Chukotka, 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.