Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 213

Musicians of the Shostakovich Philharmonia Society, returning to Russia after a tour of Japan, were robbed soon after arriving at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. A passenger in the airport bus pretended to be choking; when he asked the bus to stop, armed men boarded and robbed the musicians of the hard currency they had earned abroad. (Itar-Tass, November 12)

Russian Defense Policy Debate Proves Divisive.