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WORLD IN BRIEF : SOVIET UNION : Lawmakers Restore Rights of Deportees

November 15, 1989|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Supreme Soviet publicly restored the rights of national minorities deported from their homelands under dictator Josef Stalin. But the national Parliament stopped short of granting them compensation or allowing them all to return. Lawmakers approved a declaration acknowledging that the rights of hundreds of thousands of Volga Germans, Crimean Tatars and other minorities had been violated and should be restored in full.

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