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Bukovsky May Visit Israel Soon

The Soviet human rights activist Vladimir Bukovsky, now in Switzerland after his release from a Soviet prison, is expected to visit Israel soon. According to former prisoner of conscience Joseph Mishner who served time with Bukovsky, the activist spoke often of his desire to visit Israel. Meanwhile, another Soviet dissident, mathematician Leonid Ployesht, arrived here with his wife and son to visit former Jewish colleagues who have emigrated to Israel.

Ployesht, now living in France, was certified insane by Soviet authorities and spent several years in a mental institution. He was allowed to leave the USSR after his release. Western physicians who examined him found his physical condition poor as a result of his treatment at the asylum but said he was mentally sound. He and his family were greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by Prof. Eliyahu Goldenfeld of the Hebrew University who once worked with Ployesht in Kiev.

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