There are limits to international labor solidarity, it seems, even in the Soviet "workers' state." The USSR's official aviation union has sent a telegram of support to striking US air controllers. The Soviet news media have denounced President Reagan's response to the walkout and highlighted support for the US strikers among some foreign controllers.
However, the Soviet state airline Aeroflot ran its Tuesday flight to Washington as scheduled on Day 2 of the work stoppage, Aug. 4. But the Aug. 11 flight did not go: Solid solidarity at last?
No, the airline just had problems getting air clearance into the US. It eventually took off Aug. 12.m