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Not another step without the Psalms

From the July 16, 1990 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

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Released from a labor camp after serving a thirteen-year sentence, Soviet dissident Anatoly Shcharansky flung himself into the snow and refused to continue when his escorts tried to confiscate a book of the psalms from the Bible. In an interview he recounted, "I said I would not leave the country without the Psalms, which helped me so much.