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80 Soviet Jews Urge Assembly Action

Eighty Soviet Jews have signed a petition to the United Nations 26th General Assembly, which opened Tuesday, protesting against “interference in the Soviet Union with private mail,” declaring that letters containing affidavits from Israeli citizens to Russian Jews have never been delivered. Such affidavits are required for issuance of exit documents. Copies of the petition were sent to the Universal Postal Union at Berne and to Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin. The signers were 40 Jews from Moscow and 20 each from Minsk and Riga.