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No Sex in the USSR

Eyewitness accounts of key events in history. How a satellite TV link-up between American and Soviet women led to misunderstandings and laughter.

In the summer of 1986 in an effort to promote 'Glasnost' or openness, Soviet women were linked up with American women via satellite for a TV debate. But the dialogue would be remembered above all for the moment when a Russian woman stated 'We have no sex in the USSR'. Dina Newman has tracked down the woman who blurted that out, and Vladimir Posner, the talk show host in the studio at the time.

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12 minutes