NEW YORK (Jan. 5)
A total of 64,057 people made aliyah from the republics of the former Soviet Union last year, according to figures released this week by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.
The number includes 6,745 immigrants who arrived in Israel last month, a slight increase from the November rate of 6,544.
In addition, 4,044 Jews from ex-Soviet republics arrived here in December under the U.S. government’s refugee program, a 40 percent increase over the prior month, according to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.
That brought Jewish immigration to the United States for the 1992 calendar year to 45,303, according to HIAS figures.