Russia Releases U.S. Navy Veteran Taylor Dudley

Russia Releases U.S. Navy Veteran Taylor Dudley

THE SIGNAL

U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Dudley has been released from Russian detention after nearly a year in custody, according to a family spokesperson.
Dudley, 35, was released on Thursday at the Russia-Poland Bagrationovsk-Bezledy border crossing to a group that included former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who advocates for the return of political prisoners, his team, and a representative from the U.S. embassy in Warsaw.
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He had been detained in April of last year after crossing the Russian border from Poland, where he had traveled to for a music festival. Dudley had been backpacking in Europe looking for inspiration for a possible book he was working on when he was detained.
“Earlier today, Russian authorities released American Citizen Taylor Dudley, a 35-year-old Navy veteran, across the Polish border to Gov. Bill Richardson, his team, and a representative from the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, a release the Richardson Center worked on diligently and quietly for mor …

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