Fictoid #4:
The Americanization of Andropov

Soon after ex-KGB chief Yuri Andropov assumed power in the Soviet Union in November 1982, his image was progressively airbrushed by American newspapers until he became a pro-dissident, anti-authority English-speaking, Coke- drinking, Nike-wearing liberal.

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