Friday, October 14, 2005

portrait: viktor sukhodrev

ein (sehr kurzes) portrait über einen mann aus der zweiten reihe: Viktor Sukhodrev

Throughout the cold war, Mr. Sukhodrev was there in the middle - low-key, reliable, professional, the English-language voice of every Soviet leader from Khrushchev to Gorbachev.

He has spoken these leaders' words to seven American presidents, from Eisenhower to the first George Bush, making him one of the few Soviet officials that all of them have met.


Somehow, through a process he does not understand, he finds himself unconsciously speaking with a perfect American accent to Americans and with a British accent to Britons.

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