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March 06, 1986

The Soviet Union allowed 84 Jews to emigrate in February, five more than the 79 who were allowed out in January, the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration said in Geneva. In 1985, 1,140 Soviet Jews were allowed to emigrate, a monthly average of 95, the agency said. Only 21 of last month's 84 arrivals at a special reception center in Vienna went straight to Israel, the agency said, probably because of economic problems in that country. A record 51,330 arrivals were registered in 1979, but the Kremlin changed its policy, and annual totals began falling sharply, dropping to a low of 922 in 1984.

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