NEW YORK (Sep. 4)
Vitaly Rubin, a Soviet expert on China and a leading Jewish activist, was arrested today on charges of parasitism, according to the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. The Conference said that Rubin has a heart condition and was ostensibly taken to a hospital by the police.
Meanwhile, Sylva Zalmanson is scheduled to leave the Soviet Union earlier than planned and should arrive in Vienna en route to Israel Sept. 9 or 10, the Conference reported. The Conference also learned that Mark First of Tallin was given permission to emigrate to Israel after a wait of close to two years. In another development, Naum Alshansky and Efim Davidovich of Minsk, former colonels and war heroes of World War II. whose pensions were recently revoked, were forcibly removed from a train while on their way to Moscow. No reason for their removal was given.