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The World

March 24, 1985

Exiled Soviet scientist Andrei D. Sakharov has threatened to resign from the Soviet Academy of Sciences unless his wife, Yelena Bonner, is allowed to travel abroad for treatment of a heart ailment, a London-based human-rights group reported. Keston College, citing a reliable source in the Soviet Union, said Sakharov made the threat in a letter to the academy from his exile in Gorky, where he was sent in 1980 after speaking out against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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