Emigration Up from Former Republics

The emigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union was up last month over the preceding month, according to figures provided by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.

According to the group’s research bureau, 7,367 Jews from the former Soviet Union arrived in Israel in November, compared to 6,855 who went to Israel the month before.

An additional 2,494 Jews form the former Soviet Union arrived in the United States in November, compared to 2,214 who arrived here in October.

The figures bring the total number of immigrants from the former Soviet Union through November to 59,552 to Israel and some 30,000 to the United States, said Mark Levin, executive director of the National Conference.

A steady increase in monthly emigration since September reflects “a continuing trend from the Slavic republics, particularly Ukraine,” driven by economic and political instability, said Levin. Ukraine “remains very unpredictable,” he said.

In 1993,69,132 immigrants from the former Soviet union arrived in Israel, and 35,581 arrived in the united States, according to the National Conference.

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