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THE REYKJAVIK SUMMIT Reporter's Notebook Gorbachev Takes a Novel Approach
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Oct 13, 1986
Start Page: 5
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

The rules of the Soviet Communist Party require that all members be atheists, and Raisa Gorbachev, the wife of the Soviet leader, is no exception. But she sat in a little Icelandic church Sunday.

Before entering the small, 140-year-old wooden Lutheran chapel in Burfell 50 miles from Reykjavik, she stood on the steps and wrapped her silver fox jacket around a 5-year-old Icelandic girl shivering from the cold.

Two Icelandic coast guard ships intercepted the Sirius, and coast guardsmen boarded the ship and forced it to go back to the harbor at Hafnarfjordur, six miles south of Reykjavik.

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