1988 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Yury V. Abramochkin

RIA Novosti

01 January, 1987

Matias Rust (left), the West German amateur pilot who astonished the world by landing his Cessna in Red Square in May, has lunch at the court where he is standing trial. Rust (19) was sentenced to four years in a re-education camp.

About the photographer

Yury V. Abramochkin

Yuri Vasilyevich Abramochkin (Moscow, 1936) made his first photo reportage at the Moscow International Youth Festival in 1957. In 1961, he joined the Soviet press agency RIA Novo...

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