Soviet Union: Vengeance

Bonner exiled, Sakharov taped

Increasingly angered by the dissident activities of Andrei Sakharov over the past two decades, Soviet authorities last week moved to exact another bit of vengeance. A court reportedly sentenced Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, 61, to five years of internal exile for anti-Soviet slander. For Sakharov, 63, the blow was worsened by the prospect that Bonner may not survive the hardships of banishment. She has already suffered several heart attacks. When she was visited by a close family friend early this year, her lips and fingernails had turned blue and...

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