NEW YORK (Sep. 3)
Sylva Zalmanson has been told that she must leave the Soviet Union for Israel by Sept. 15, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry said today. The NCSJ said that Ms. Zalmanson, who was freed last month after serving four years of her 10-year sentence for allegedly attempting to hijack a Soviet airliner, is demanding to see her two brothers, Israel and Vulf, who were also sentenced in the hijacking attempt. Ms. Zal manson has just completed a five-day visit with her husband, Edward Kuznetsov, in a Moscow jail. He is serving a 15-year sentence on the same charge. She is also asking for permission to go to Riga to see her grandmother and to visit her mother’s grave, the NCJS said.