Defection of Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev
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Rudolf Nureyev's great leap to freedom

Rudolf Nureyev, one of the world's greatest ballet dancers, defected to the West in 1961 while on tour with his Soviet ballet company.

Impresario Victor Hochhauser organised the tour which brought Nureyev to the world's attention.

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