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Janna Kaplan, a young scientist who worked in Russia’s space program recalled why she decided to emigrate: &ldquoI had ideas; I had plans. But every time I would follow them, I had roadblocks, either because I was a woman or because I was a Jew, usually both.” The government supported not only anti-Semitism but also sexual harassment.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Roadblocks." (Viewed on December 7, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/roadblocks>.


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