New York (Mar. 2)
– Soviet police in Moscow halted an exhibition by eight Jewish artists by blocking the entrance to a private home where the exhibition was being held last week, it was reported today by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. The authorities said they were barring people from seeing the exhibition because it was “not being held in accordance with regulations.”
Many people had already viewed the paintings, which consisted of about 40 abstract and symbolic renderings of the Holocaust and of Jewish life in the Soviet Union. The paintings were displayed in the home of artists Sergei and Natasha Batrovin, whose works were exhibited together with those of Aleksei Dimov, David and Elena Kushnirov, Mikhail Ostrovsky, Inna Strongina and Maksim Viktorov.