Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects in Toronto 40 years ago today (June 29 1974)


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(Saturday, June 29, 1974; during the Cold War) — Mikhail Baryshnikov, considered one of the world’s greatest dancers, ran three blocks today to a waiting car in Toronto and effectively defected from the Soviet Union.

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