57 years on, a twist to the Petrov affair

By Robert Wainwright
Updated November 9 2012 - 9:09am, first published April 3 2011 - 1:06pm
Evdokia Petrov, flanked by two Russian couriers, is escorted to the plane at Mascot Airport. 19 April, 1954. Image courtesy of Gary O’Callaghan (second from left).

A BRITISH flight steward has emerged as an unlikely key player in the 1954 defection of Evdokia Petrov, the wife of Russian spy Vladimir Petrov.

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