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Fourth Soviet striker told he can exit to join spouse

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Shutt / June 22, 1982


Soviet hunger striker Yuri Balovlenkov said Monday he would end his 42-day fast after being promised by authorities that he will be allowed to join his wife in the United States.

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Mr. Balovlenkov is one of six Soviet citizens who as members of the self-styled ''divided families group'' launched a collective hunger strike on May 10 to press authorities to allow them to join their spouses.