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Russia Reported Permitting 15 Jews to Emigrate to Israel

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Fifteen Russian Jews have been granted exit visas from the USSR and are expected to arrive in Israel soon, the evening newspaper Yedioth Achronoth reported here last night. There has been no official confirmation of the report.

The report said that the 15, all of whom have relatives in Israel and asked permission to come here to be reunited with their families, are between the ages of 40 and 80. The newspaper pointed out that this is the first time Russian Jews allowed to come to Israel have been of middle age, the only three others to arrive being over 80. The report also stated that other Jews who applied for exit visas have been told that the applications are still under consideration.

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