Two Jewish Leaders Optimistic After 3-day Visit to Moscow

Two American Jewish leaders returned Sunday from a three-day visit to Moscow during which they met with high government and Communist Party officials for what they described as a “candid discussion on the subject of Soviet Jews in all of its aspects.” They said they were optimistic.

Edgar Bronfman, president of the World Jewish Congress, and Morris Abram, chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry and of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, also met with leaders and members of the local Jewish community before concluding their stay in Moscow Friday.

They stated that while they were satisfied with the mood in the streets, and tone of their discussions, “it would not be productive at this time to go into details.” They agreed that “events of the next few months will tell whether the optimistic mood in which we returned is justified.”

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