Rudolf Nureyev defects

It is over 50 years since the great Russian ballet dancer left the Soviet Union for good.

He asked for asylum at a Paris airport.

Pierre Lacotte, a French dancer, was with him. In a programme first broadcast last year, he spoke to Witness.

(Image: Rudolf Nureyev)

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Sun 17 Jun 2012 04:50 GMT

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