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Shcharansky Steps Now Official

October 14, 1981
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Mayor Edward Koch has signed into law a bill naming the spiral stairway at the Isaiah Peace Wall opposite the United Nations in honor of Prisoner of Conscience Anatoly Shcharansky. The legislation was initiated by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and was adopted unanimously by the City Council last month.

In signing the bill, Koch declared: “The naming of the Shcharansky Steps will serve as a constant reminder for all New Yorkers and visitors from around the world of the persecution of thousands of men and women like Anatoly Shcharansky who yearn to live their lives in freedom and dignity without religious intolerance.”

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