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Ambassador Jack Matlock: Letter to the NY Times Regarding Bernie Sanders' Trip to the USSR - American Committee for East

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The truth is that Bernie Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington, Vt., opened a sister-city relationship with Yaroslavl in 1988 with the encouragement and strong support of the United States government. The visit was not used as propaganda by the Soviet Union. I know because I was U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R. at the time and gave strong official support to Mayor Sanders’s effort.

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