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Top Woman Refusnik Receives Visa

After seven years, Dina Beilina, considered the USSR’s leading woman Jewish refusnik, has received an exit visa to Israel along with her husband Joseph and daughter Ruth, the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews and Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry reported today. The groups said that the 39-year-old chemical engineer “is a genuine heroine of the Jewish emigration movement,” and she and her husband have been arrested innumerable times for their Jewish activities. Soviet authorities have given the Beilinas two weeks in which to leave.