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Poltinnikovs Receive Exit Visas

February 2, 1979
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After eight years of waiting, Dr. Isaac Poltinnikov of Novosibirsk and his family received exit visas for Israel, according to the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. This had been one of the longest known cases of refusals, and their cause had been taken up by Sen. Henry Jackson (D. Wash.).

During this time, their younger daughter, Eleanora, had been permitted to leave for Israel, but her sister, Victoria, and her parents, all physicians, were officially accused of experimenting on human “guinea pigs.” They were stripped of their jobs and finally forced into becoming recluses in their apartment, the Soviet Jewry groups said.

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