Sharansky visits his former jail
Friday 31 January 1997
"I felt that is the place - the prison, the punishment cell - where I really got my most important victory," he said when he came out of Lefortovo prison. "I was very proud to show the place to my wife." A dissident who fought for Soviet Jews' right to emigrate to Israel, Mr Sharansky spent nine years in Soviet prisons before being freed in 1986. He and his wife, Avital, returned to Russia this week for the first time. AP - Moscow
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