May 11th, 2004

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The Times про отъезд karivа

Israel's immigrants pour out again as land fails to match its promise
From Ian MacKinnon in Jerusalem

WHEN Arkan Kariv landed in Israel 15 years ago it was a dream come true. A fervent Zionist, he was one of the original “refuseniks”, Soviet Jews refused permission to emigrate to Israel in the 1980s.
When the Soviet Union became fragmented in the 1990s Mr Kariv was finally free to move to Jerusalem where he made it big as a television star, hosting shows on the Russian language Channel Nine.

Two weeks ago he left Israel for good. The 41-year-old bachelor is back in Moscow seeking job interviews.Collapse )