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Malkin Promised Exit Visa

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Former Prisoner of Conscience Anatoly Malkin yesterday submitted his visa application papers to the Moscow ovir office and was promised exit approval in the near future, according to information received by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry and the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.

Malkin returned to Moscow this summer after spending three years in exile for refusing to be inducted into the army. Two months ago, military authorities informed him that they would make a second attempt to draft hm. At that time, Malkin said he would continue to refuse induction.

In a related development, Alexander Bolshoi, a 31-year-old physicist, who first applied to emigrate in 1973, has been told his visa application will not be approved even though his security classification has expired. Bolshoi was among the 18 families Sen. Edward Kennedy (D. Mass.) discussed with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev in September. Ovir officials told Bolshoi yesterday that his visa application was being rejected because his wife’s parents objected to their daughter and son-in-law leaving the country.

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