Breakthrough is hinted on Pentecostalist refuge

A Soviet woman Pentecostalist who staged a month-long hunger strike to press for the right to emigrate was reunited Thursday with her family and friends in the US Embassy in Moscow.

American officials said the willingness of the Soviet police to grant Lydia Vashchenko entry to the compound could be a breakthrough in efforts to end the Pentecostalists' 31/2-year isolation under US protection.

Miss Vashchenko was released from a Soviet hospital, where she was treated for the effects of her 36-day hunger strike to dramatize her family's demand to emigrate to the United States.

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