Gregory Zinovieff Ousted from His Post in the Soviet Political Bureau
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Gregory Zinovieff Ousted from His Post in the Soviet Political Bureau

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Gregory Zinovieff, Jewish Communist, was ruled out of his high position in the Soviet government by a decision at a general meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the Central Controlling Committee.

By this decision Zinovieff was removed from his post in the Political Bureau. Following his removal from the Political Bureau, which is the highest authority in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, the only Jew who remains in an important position in the Soviet government is Leon Trotzky.

The decision to exclude Zinovieff was made on the basis of charges formulated against him that he headed oppositional fractions and endeavored to organize an oppositional group, acting contrary to the decisions of the tenth and fourteenth congresses of the Communist Party in Russia.

M. Rudzutak, Soviet Commissar for Transports, was appointed to Zinovieff’s post.

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