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Zionist Movement is Revived in USSR

August 2, 1989
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For the first time since the Russian Revolution of 1917, a Zionist group is being allowed to operate in the Soviet Union in broad daylight.

Israel Radio reported that some 40 people, from 20 different cities, attended ceremonies in Moscow on Tuesday marking the group’s founding.

Aryeh (Lev) Gorodetsky, chairman of the Hebrew Teachers Association, told Israel Radio in a telephone interview that the time was right to renew the political Zionist movement there. He said the prime functions of the group would be to prepare people for aliyah and fight anti-Semitism.

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