Kazakov Married; Israeli Officials Attend Wedding
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Kazakov Married; Israeli Officials Attend Wedding

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Yasha Kazakov, the young Soviet Jewish emigre who staged a hunger strike outside the United Nations a year ago to dramatize the plight of his family and other Russian Jews denied exit visas, was married here last night in what amounted to a state wedding. The guest list included Premier Golda Meir, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and opposition leader Menachem Beigin of the Gahal faction, all of whom joined in dancing a spirited Hora. Kazakov is presently a soldier in the armoured corps. His bride, Edith Solomonchiss, is a student at the Haifa Technion who emigrated to Israel from the Soviet Union a year ago. Mrs. Meir praised Kazakov as the young man who forced Soviet authorities to allow his parents to follow him to Israel. Kazakov received this reception from Israeli leaders because his struggle for aliya to Israel for himself and his family symbolized the struggle of Soviet Jews in general.

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