A total of 4,354 Jews left the Soviet Union in June, the second highest emigration figure this year, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported.
Of that number, 508, or 11.1 percent, went to Israel, NCSJ said.
The highest monthly emigration total this year was April’s, with 4,557 Jews leaving. That was the highest monthly total since October 1979.
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