Soviet authorities revoked the citizenship of Tatiana Mamonova, the founder of the USSR's first feminist journal, and expelled her and her family Sunday, dissident sources and family friends said. Miss Mamonova, an editor of the underground publication Women and Russia, was warned less than two weeks ago she faced harsh punishment unless she voluntarily left the Soviet Union. She refused and on Saturday, KGB agents informed her that she, her husband, and their four-year-old son would have to leave within 24 hours.
Dissident sources said the family was allowed to change only a small amount of Soviet rubles into hard currency before leaving. They boarded a flight to Vienna with the intention of traveling to Paris.