This Day in Jewish History / Refuseniks try to hijack plane in attempt to flee U.S.S.R.
Eduard Kuznetsov spent almost a decade in Soviet jail for his outrageous escape plan, along with pilot Mark Dymshits.
On this day, June 15, 1970, a group of nine “refusenik” Jews unsuccessfully tried to escape from Soviet Russia by hijacking an airplane.
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