NEW YORK (Sep. 7)
Uri Podriachik, a Riga Jew who was refused permission to attend the funeral of his mother. Dina Podriachik, in Israel last Sunday, has been granted an exit visa, it was reported today by the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. The granting of the visa, according to the Conference, followed efforts by the organization and Representatives Mario Biaggi and Bella Abzug, both Democrats of New York, and Sen. Jacob K. Javits (R.NY).
At the same time, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported that Vladimir Feldman, 24, a Jewish student activist of Moscow, has been forcibly conscribed for two years. He had applied for emigration in 1970.
Mrs. Podriachik died Aug. 28 in Tel Aviv four days after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage and a week after her son was refused an exit visa for the fourth time. She had lived in Israel several years where she had been a member of the Habima National Theater. She came to New York earlier this summer to help rally support for efforts to obtain the release of her son and other Soviet-Jews separated from their families by the Soviet Union’s stringent emigration policies.