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Three Russians Visiting Israel

A three-member delegation representing the Russian League for Friendship with Foreign Countries arrived in Israel for a fortnight visit as guests of the Israel-Russian Friendship League. The delegation is headed by Moscow University Professor G. V Inanov.

One of its members is Jewish writer and Journalist D.S. Dobrushin. Asked about the numerous decorations he was wearing, Dobrushin.who speaks some Hebrew and Yiddish said,”My true name is David Salomon. I am a general in retirement. I am a veteran fighter of the Russian Cavalry units.” Dobrushin, who said he is also a writer and a military correspondent, added”I intend-to give my impressions in writing when I return to Russia.”

Prof. Ivanov said the visitors were not an official delegation but one that represents the Russian public. “We came to learn and see for ourselves what goes on in Israel and also to meet friends,”he said. Ivanov refused to reply to questions on aliya from the Soviet Union. He said this question is dealt with by the competent authorities, but to the best of his knowledge there are “no difficulties or restrictions as to Jewish emigration from Russia.”

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