IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Autor)
According to a professor at the Research
Centre for Canada and the Soviet Successor States of Carleton
University, the Union of Artists is now known as the Union of
Russian Artists (20 Sept. 1993). It is no longer the only artists'
union but is simply one of many.
This response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does
not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular
claim to refugee status or asylum.
Research Centre for Canada and the
Soviet Successor States, Carleton University, Ottawa. 20 September
1993. Telephone interview with Professor.