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Lev Bronshtein Dead at 51

Lev Bronshtein, a prominent activist from Leningrad, died last week at the age of 51 it was reported here by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry. He applied for an exit visa 10 years ago but was refused permission to emigrate.

An engineer, he was demoted from his position following his application for an exit visa. Bronshtein instructed many other refuseniks on their legal rights regarding emigration. He also gave seminars to more than 50 people and wrote some articles about his field of expertise. He suffered from high blood pressure and was bed-ridden or several weeks in the spring of 1984.