“Those admirers created so strong a ballast against possible Kremlin tampering with the jury vote that it was said years later by critic Tamara Grum-Grzhimailo that the seeds of perestroika were first planted in this moment,”


Stuart Isacoff, When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn's Cold War Triumph, and Its Aftermath
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