Lyudmilla Vlasova & Alexander Godunov

Alexander Godunov and Lyudmilla Vlasova

Alexander Godunov and Lyudmilla Vlasova  


Lyudmilla Vlasova and Alexander Godunov were married for 11 years. They dated for 2 years after getting together in 1969 and married in 1971. 11 years later they divorced in 1982.



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Relationship Statistics

Dating1969 - 1971 2 years
Married1971 - 1982 11 years
Total 1969 - 1982 13 years

(1971 - 1982) (divorced)
""On August 21, 1979, while on a tour with the Bolshoi Ballet in New York City, Godunov contacted authorities and asked for political asylum. After discovering his absence, the KGB responded by putting his wife, Lyudmila Vlasova, a soloist with the company, on a plane to Moscow, but the flight was stopped before takeoff. After three days, with involvement by President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, the U.S. State Department was satisfied that Vlasova had chosen to return to the Soviet Union of her own free will, and allowed the plane to depart. This incident was dramatised in a 1986 movie, Flight 222. Vlasova later said that while Godunov loved American culture and had long desired to live in the United States, she felt she was "too Russian" to live in the United States. The couple divorced in 1982.""

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1982 - Divorce

1982 - Breakup

1971 - Marriage

1969 - Hookup

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