People: Jan. 6, 1986

It was the merriest Christmas in years for Yelena Bonner, wife of Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov. Bonner, who was permitted to leave the U.S.S.R. last month for treatment of heart and eye trouble, gathered around the tree with her mother Ruf, son Alexei, daughter Tatiana, their spouses and her three grandchildren. At the celebration in Newton, Mass., where the families live, there were special gifts brought from the homeland, including fine black caviar and vodka. But the day was tempered with sadness. In two months, Bonner must return to Gorky, where Sakharov remains in "internal exile." While her agreement with Soviet...

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