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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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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Efraim Gur
Efraim Gur (Hebrew: אפרים גור‎, born 1 September 1955) is an Israeli former politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1988 and 1996, and as Deputy Minister of Communications and D...
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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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...
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...
Lev Leviev
Lev Avnerovich Leviev (born July 30, 1956) is an Uzbek-born Israeli businessman, philanthropist and investor, of Bukhari Jewish background. With a net worth of roughly $1.5 billion in March 2013, he ...
Mordechai Avniel
Mordechai Avniel (1900–1989), variant name Mordecai Avniel, was an Israeli painter and sculptor.
Avniel (Mordecai Dickstein) was born in 1900 in Minsk, present-day Belarus. He studied fine arts in...