Five Utahns were among 220 Americans and 240 Soviets who participated in this year's peace walk from Odessa to Kiev in the Ukraine republic of the Soviet Union.
Robert D. Goff, Dick Sherwood, Norman C. Tanner and Shelly White, all Salt Lake City, and Nick Taylor, Springville, took part in the walk from Aug. 19 to Sept. 15.The American walkers came from 30 states and the District of Columbia and ranged in age from preteens to more over 70. They visited Soviet homes, schools, churches and farms, talking with ordinary citizens, veterans, government officials, dissidents and school children.
Earlier this summer a group of 220 Soviets and 100 Americans walked in three regions of the United States, beginning in Washington, D.C., and ending in San Francisco.
The walks were organized by the Washington, D.C.-based International Peace Walk Inc., as a way to demonstrate that Americans and Soviets can live and work together. Other walks are planned for the southeastern and northwestern United States, Soviet Georgia and the Asian republics of the Soviet Union.