Eastern Bloc emigration and defection
Eastern Bloc emigration and defection was a point of controversy during the Cold War. After World War II, emigration restrictions were imposed by countries in the Eastern Bloc, which consisted of the ...
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Vira Vovk
Vira Ostapivna Selianska (Ukrainian: Ві́ра Оста́півна Селя́нська), pen name Vira Vovk (Ukrainian: Ві́ра Вовк), (born 1926, Boryslav) — Ukrainian writer, critic and translator living in Br...
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Alexandra Aikhenvald
Alexandra Yurievna ("Sasha") Aikhenvald (Eichenwald) (born September 1, 1957 in Moscow, Russian SFSR) is a linguist specialising in Linguistic typology and the Arawak language family (including Tarian...
Arcadi Gaydamak
Arcadi Aleksandrovich Gaydamak (Hebrew: ארקדי אלכסנדרוביץ' גאידמק; Russian: Аркадий Александрович Гайдамак; born 8 April 1952 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian-born Israeli business magnate, investor,...
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Mikola Abramchyk
Mikola Syamyonavich Abramchyk (Belarusian: Мікола Сямёнавіч Абрамчык, Russian: Николай Абрамчик, Hebrew: מיקעולא אברמצ'יק‎), (August 16, 1903 in Mołodeczno region, Russian Empire – May 2...
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Bohdan Stashynsky
Bohdan Stashynsky (Ukrainian: Богдан Сташинський) (also known as Bogdan Stashinsky) (born November 4, 1931 in Barszczowice, Poland) is the KGB assassin of Ukrainian nationalist leaders Lev Rebet a...
Anastasia Gloushkov
Anastasia Gloushkov (born May 24, 1985) is an Israeli Olympic synchronized swimmer.
Gloushkov is Jewish, and was born in Moscow, Soviet Union. Her parents were both accomplished swimmers, and when...
Saul Lieberman
Saul Lieberman (Hebrew: שאול ליברמן, May 28, 1898 – March 23, 1983), also known as Rabbi Shaul Lieberman or, among some of his students, The Gra"sh (Gaon Rabbeinu Shaul), was an Israeli rabbi and a sc...
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Jacobo Timerman
Jacobo Timerman (6 January 1923 – 11 November 1999), born in the Soviet Union, was an Argentine publisher, journalist, and author of Lithuanian Jewish descent, who is most noted for his confronting an...
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Henry Wilhelm Kristiansen
Henry Wilhelm Kristiansen (12 February 1902 – 16 January 1942) was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician for the Communist Party. He served as party chairman from 1931 to 1934, and then as edito...
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Joseph Berger (author)
Joseph Berger (born 1945) is the author of several books, and has been a staff reporter and editor for The New York Times since 1984.
Berger was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the Unit...