• Short Summary

    Jewish students staged a demonstration outside their synagogue in Buenos Aires on Friday (15 September) in protest at the 'higher education' tax recently imposed by the Soviet authorities on would-be emigrants.

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    Jewish students staged a demonstration outside their synagogue in Buenos Aires on Friday (15 September) in protest at the 'higher education' tax recently imposed by the Soviet authorities on would-be emigrants.

    Under the new levy, Russians wanting to leave the U.S.S.R. must pay up to 1,000 Roubles (GBP500 sterling) if they have attended an evening class, and as much as 23,000 Roubles (GBP11,500) if they possess a top-level degree such as a doctorate in science.

    A group of Jews from the Ukrainian city of Kharkov have already appealed to the World Bank for a loan to pay the new Soviet tax in order to help them emigrate to Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: A newly-imposed tax where higher-educated citizens wanting to leave the Soviet Union are levied heavily in proportion to their qualifications has prompted bitter reaction from Jews throughout the rest of the world...including this group of young students demonstrating outside their synagogue in Buenos Aires.

    With the new tax, Russians wanting to go to the West, or Israel, must pay a thousand roubles for having attended an evening class...and up to twenty-three times that amount, or eleven thousand pounds sterling, if they hold a doctorate in science.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1XYDAHJOA8SEFZIJEPKP76H2Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XYDAHJOA8SEFZIJEPKP76H2Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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