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After that I couldn't show my face outside. I lost my identity and balance. I was still living with my parents, and they were my only friends. For so many people, this thing with the nurse was confirmation that I must be mad or mentally ill.
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All Orion and Isis members are anonymous - it works better that way. It allows everyone to work together without jealousy or personal issues.
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As it turned out, the day I chose - 28 May - was the holiday of the border patrol. I suspect that's how I got away with it.
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Currently I have about 25 people involved - scientists, former Nobel Peace Prize winners. Top people capable of finding solutions.
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I approached Red Square three times, trying to find somewhere to land, before discovering a wide bridge nearby. I landed there and taxied into Red Square.
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I didn't tell anybody about my plan because I was convinced my family or friends would stop me. I didn't think much about what would happen afterwards.
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I don't have my pilot's licence anymore, but I'm still very political.
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I ended up injuring her with a knife I had on me. I can't really remember what happened.
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I got my private pilot's license in autumn 1986.
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I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
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I had thought about landing in the Kremlin, but there wasn't enough space.
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I later worked out with the psychologists that my encounter with her must have triggered off something. I'm a peaceful person, but all the anger and aggression that was stored up came pouring out. She got a flesh wound - but she was in the hospital, which was good luck. I'm very sorry.
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I moved away for three years and went to Trinidad where I met my wife, Athena.
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I now work for a finance company in Luxembourg with projects in South America and the Caribbean.
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I realised that the aircraft was the key to peace. I could use it to build an imaginary bridge between East and West.
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I regret what happened. I saw no other possibility to achieve my goal. It was not hooliganism.
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I wanted to choose somewhere public, because I was scared of the KGB.
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I was 19 and very political. I was interested in relations between East and West, particularly the Reykjavik meeting between Gorbachev and Reagan.
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I was sentenced to four years in a labour camp, but spent my time in the interrogation prison because the KGB couldn't guarantee my safety.
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Imprisonment hit me so hard - much harder than I had thought.
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My landing caused plenty of confusion. People came up and surrounded the plane and soon the police arrived to take me away.
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My parents came to visit every two months and brought plenty of books.
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My parents were angry, but they were relieved that I was in good condition. They had been afraid the Russians would torture me. They told me not to do it again!
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My plan was to land in Red Square, but there were too many people and I thought I'd cause casualties.
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Once this key conflict is eased, it will have a huge impact on the world. It will take time to find a solution. It's similar to the situation between East and the West at the time of my flight.
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The defence and air defence ministers were both replaced and more than 2,000 officers lost their jobs.
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We're currently working on a plan to find peace for the Middle East. I'm going to Israel at the end of October to get in touch with some key people.
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You have to be young to be able to do things like that. Now I'm more cautious. I'm proud that I was able to do what I did - psychologically it was a great wall to climb - but sometimes I regret it.
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