Pentecostals win 23-year fight

The Vashchenko family - German shepherd and all - has completed its journey to Israel. The 15 Siberian Pentecostals left Moscow Monday after trying to leave the Soviet Union for 23 years. Five family members spent more than four years inside the US Embassy in Moscow in their campaign to get exit visas. The two other Pentecostals who took refuge in the embassy remain in Siberia.

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