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Letter from Linus Pauling to Yuri Andropov. June 15, 1983.
Pauling writes to request that the Soviet government allow Andrei Sakharov to leave
the country and join the staff at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.
Soviet leader Yuri Andropov
I respectfully ask that you take action on my request that Dr. Andrei Sakharov
be given permission to leave the Soviet Union to take up an appointment in the Linus
Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. I suggest that such an action would lead
to improvement between the Soviet Union and the United States and would be of benefit
to the Soviet Union.
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