Dr. Edward Dmitrievich Lozansky. Physics Professor at American University, established Russia House & its World Russia Forum, established the Young Republican National Federation in Moscow after re-marriage in 1982, wrote a book in Russian on how to lobby The Hill, published by Russian foreign ministry.
The couple was divorced as a condition of allowing Mrs. Lozanksy – the daughter of a high-ranking Soviet general — to emigrate with her husband, but permission was revoked after he left Russia in 1976. Lozansky has not seen his 10-year-old daughter since. Elena Balovlenkov, the Baltimore-born wife of Moscow hunger striker Yuri Balovlenkov, stood in for Mrs. Lozansky at the marriage in the U.S. Capitol as Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., acted as a witness and Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y., as ring bearer. Mrs. Balovlenka held her 22-month-old daughter, Katrina, who her father has never seen, during the ceremony. The wedding and news conference was sponsored by the Young Republican National Federation, which made Mrs. Lozanksy an honorary member. To stress the bipartisan nature of their cause, Young Republican Chairman David Barron announced that the College Democrats have made Balovlenkov an honorary member.”