Alarming Reports from Pskov in Estonian Press

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Alarming reports from the district of Pskov are reported in despatches received by the Estonian press.

According to these despatches, the distressful economic condition of the peasants in that district led to a rebellion of the peasants, which developed into massacres. Soviet institutions were burned down, the officials killed and their corpses thrown into the river. Many Jews are reported to have been killed during the massacres. The peasants fought with the Red army in a battle which lasted six hours.

The Russian-Estonian frontier is closed to prevent the escape of the peasants, it was stated.

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