SOVIET UNION: Bad Days for Dissidents

While attention has focused in recent weeks on Soviet harassment of American Embassy employees in Moscow, the Kremlin has been pressing its campaign against domestic dissidents even harder. Last week there were these developments:

> Andrei Amalrik, 37, spent five years in prison and exile for the smuggling abroad of his book, Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984?—largely because the answer was an emphatic no. Last week Amalrik agreed to leave the Soviet Union and accept a permanent exit visa to Israel, although neither he nor his wife are Jewish. A tough...