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Soviet Refusenik Gets Okay to Leave

The Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry reported today that it had learned that Leningrad refusenik Irina Jacobson has received permission to leave the Soviet Union. Jacobson, the widow of the famed choreographer Leonid Jacobson, worked with the Kirov Ballet Theater until her husband’s death. Irina Jacobson, a refusenik since 1980, will be leaving the Soviet Union with her 28-year-old son Nikolai on September 10, the Bay Area Council reported. The Council is a member of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews.