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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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