Story of a girl who ran away from the USSR swimming
• The story of a girl who ran away from the USSR swimming
In January 1979, on the beach on the outskirts of Sydney to draw a girl in a red bikini. It seems to be nothing particularly remarkable - such a good enough there. But this was absolutely stunned look, and besides, she almost did not speak in English. Pretty Woman turned to the first comer, and on fingers explained that she needed to get to the police station. There turned out that the name is Liliana Gasinskaya girl and she ran away from the ship to ask for political asylum.
The Soviet cruise liner "Leonid Sobinov" was anchored in the bay Pyrmont. Late in the evening the waitress Lily Gasinskaya, leaving all things in the cabin, climbed through the window and swam to shore. It took forty minutes. When the ship discovered her absence, immediately sent a telegram to the Soviet Embassy. Woman tried to find, but all efforts were in vain - it was hidden by the local Daily Mirror newspaper.
In the USSR, the incident carefully hushed up, and in Australia, Lily has become a real celebrity, her photo circled all local newspapers. For the outfit in which she stepped on the green continent, journalists have nicknamed former waitress "girl in red bikini."
All publications went out of their to do with the fugitive interview. But the staff Daily Mirror, which had it, they say, first aid, kept in a secret place of her stay until the authorities decided the fate of Lily.
Competitors bite your elbows, and Daily Mirror break the bank by publishing exclusive material one after another. In an interview with 18-year-old girl he said that prompted it to a daring escape: "I was 14 when I began to understand what communism is and what is its purpose. It became clear that a circle lies and propaganda, and I began to hate it ... Why it decided to flee to Australia? I saw a picture in the magazine and realized that it was the most beautiful place on earth. "
It is surprising, Gasinskoy granted the status of political refugee. Opposition pounced on the power. Now, they say, the question of refugee status depends on how a person looks like in a bikini? Clearly traced double standards at the time otshivali even those migrants who have had relatives in Australia. Minister for Immigration retorted: how can you deport a person to escape from the Soviet Union - the "evil empire" ?!
In spite of the strong statements that she wanted to escape from the communist regime and for freedom in another country, "away from the lies and propaganda", the girl was a little like a dissident. Her arguments about the shelter needs can hardly be called conclusive: fugitive said he did not want to live in the Soviet Union, because it is boring to walk on Soviet shops. What was the persecution by the authorities at home, clearly explain she could not.
Lily had intended to settle in Australia for a long time, so she had to look for a job. She went on to the most simple way: a contract for 15 thousand dollars with an erotic magazine Penthouse and posed naked for him. The cover photo was splashed her with a loud headline: "The girl in red bikini - without bikini." After that, she worked as a model, DJ and starred in the TV series.
Quickly enough adventuress arranged and privacy. Her first was the chosen photographer Daily Mirror, which for the sake of her family left. In 1984 she married the Australian millionaire John Hyson. they broke up after six years and lost track of Lily. It is known that she left Australia and, presumably, moved to England.
Captain liner "Leonid Sobinov" after escaping Gasinskoy put ashore - felt that he did not pay enough attention to educational work among the crew members.