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Kosharovsky Again Refused a Visa

July 20, 1988
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Yuli Kosharovsky, a Moscow activist repeatedly refused an exit visa over the last 17 years, has been told by the Soviet authorities he will not be able to emigrate at least until 1991.

He learned of his latest refusal, the second this year, in a telephone call from the Moscow soviet, the National Conference on Soviet Jewry reported Tuesday.

Kosharovsky, 47, a spokesman for the refusenik community, met with President Reagan on May 30 at Spaso House in Moscow.

A radio electronics engineer, he first applied to immigrate to Israel in 1971 and was refused on grounds that he possessed state secrets.

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