• Short Summary

    Leonid Rigerman, a Soviet-born Jew who claims to be American, arrived in New York on Saturday (Feb 21) with his American born mother.

  • Description

    Leonid Rigerman, a Soviet-born Jew who claims to be American, arrived in New York on Saturday (Feb 21) with his American born mother. he told a because, in his opinion, the regime was weakening.

    Rigerman, a 30-year-old physicist, said he felt this weakening was also responsible for the granting of exit visas recently to several outspoken critics of Russia's treatment of Jews.

    Rigerman maintained he and both his parents were U.S. citizens, but the Soviet authorities said he and his 60-year-old mother were Soviet Citizens. The United States have upheld his claim.

    There was a large reception crowd at the Airport for Rigerman's arrival. At the press conference Rigerman said:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YPAAVFEPGKW2R14HBIH9FXLR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YPAAVFEPGKW2R14HBIH9FXLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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