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Soviet Delegation in Israel

A three-member Soviet delegation, in Israel under the auspices of the Israel-Soviet Union Friendship League, attended a mass rally here yesterday commemorating the 30th anniversary of the defeat of Nazism, Mrs. Marina Tchechenieva, the group’s leader, told the meeting that the USSR was interested in reaching a just Mideast peace that would guarantee the sovereignty and independence of all the nations and peoples in the area, including Israel and the Palestinians, “The Soviet Union believes the Geneva peace conference must be convened urgently in order to reach this aim,” she said. The other members of the delegation include Avram Yurish, editor of the “State and Soviet Law” periodical, and Yuri Griadunov, representing the League, Several thousand participated in the ceremony in the Red Army Forest in the Jerusalem hills. Most of the participants were members of Rakah and its affiliates.

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