He lost his post at the Soviet Academy of Sciences when he applied to travel to Israel in 1971. This was only granted to him in 1988 in the course of the Soviet perestroika . Until his departure he lived as a dissident with international participation.
- Semyon M. Meerkov: Alexander Yakovlevich Lerner (1913-2004) . In: IEEE Control Systems Magazine . December 2004, pp. 108-109
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Israeli cyberneticist and Soviet dissident|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 7, 1913|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vinnitsa , Ukraine|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 6, 2004|
|Place of death||Rehovot , Israel|