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Soviet director receives award - and ultimatum

Yuri Lyubimov, the controversial Soviet stage director, carried off the Standard newspaper's best-director award, one of Britain's top theater awards, for his London dramatization of ''Crime and Punishment.''

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After the ceremony, Anatoly Masko, the Soviet Embassy's first secretary for cultural affairs, took Mr. Lyubimov into a private room and demanded the director return to Russia. Lyubimov has been a frequent target of official criticism in Moscow.