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The World

Direct flights resumed between the Soviet Union and the United States. Pan American World Airways Flight 74, carrying 57 passengers, landed in Moscow, renewing service halted by the U.S. flag carrier in 1978 for financial reasons. In turn, an Aeroflot plane from Moscow arrived in Washington, ending an embargo imposed by the United States in December, 1981, to protest the imposition of martial law in Poland. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev decided at last November’s Geneva summit meeting to renew commercial flights.


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