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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Soviet Union -- Emigration and immigration,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union

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Edition Notes

StatementJim Nichol
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1991, reel 9, fr. 0597
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p.
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15458866M

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In this important new study of Soviet Jewry, Yaacov Ro'i examines their struggle for emigration from the establishment of the State of Israel to the outbreak of the Six-Day War. Using a range of personal interviews, he explores how Jewish self awareness arose both as a result of the founding of the State of Israel and as a product of the s: 2.   The Soviet Parliament today overwhemingly approved the country's first law granting citizens the right to travel and emigrate freely. It enacted a . The author also analyses the campaign conducted in the West on behalf of Soviet Jewish rights as a whole and emigration in particular. By Soviet Jewish efforts to maintain even a minimal Jewish existence seemed doomed to constant frustration, and most nationalistically minded Jews accepted that the only way of fulfilling their aspirations Cited by:   Soviet legislators today discussed the financial and human-rights considerations raised by a long-debated bill that would allow citizens the freedom to travel and emigrate.

  Dec. 13, —The Senate passes the trade bill, with a new Jackson amendment allowing trade benefits to the Russians for 18 months and assuming that they will ease emigration . David Nasaw is the author of The Patriarch, selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography; Andrew Carnegie, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the recipient of the New-York Historical Society's American History Book Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography; and The Chief, which was awarded the.   The Soviet national legislature moved today to enact an emigration bill that would lift decades of legal restrictions denying Soviet citizens the freedom to leave the country. SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET IMMIGRATION. The growing community of immigrants from RUSSIA and the former Soviet Union is becoming a palpable presence in Cleveland. The influx of newcomers turned into a noticeable phenomenon in the city during the s with its peak in when, among Soviet Jews (see JEWS AND JUDAISM) that arrived in the U.S. that year, a considerable number of .

Emigration from the Eastern Bloc was a point of controversy during the Cold World War II, emigration restrictions were imposed by countries in the Eastern Bloc, which consisted of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe. Legal emigration was in most cases only possible in order to reunite families or to allow members of minority ethnic groups to return. The dramatic events of the twentieth century have often led to the mass migration of intellectuals, professionals, writers, and artists. One of the first of these migrations occurred in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, when more than a million Russians were forced into exile. With this book, Marc Raeff, one of the world's leading historians of Russia, offers the first comprehensive. For example the famous Soviet author I. Ehrenburg. There were few other people like that. There were other cases. A famous composer Prokofiev returned from emigration and lived comfortably in Soviet Union but was not permitted to travel abroad. Physicist Kapitsa came to Soviet Union for a short visit and was not permitted back to England.   As part of a general improvement in relations, the United States and the Soviet Union signed a trade agreement in October, , by which the .