First Group of Pioneers for Colonization in Bureya Territory is Picked

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The first group of pioneers to settle on the land in Bureya, Siberia, slated as a Jewish region by a decision of the Soviet Government, was constituted.

The group, consisting of 600 persons, was recruited from among the Jewish population in Charkoff, Minsk and Smolensk by M. Rashkes, Communist leader, who is one of the sponsors of the plan.

The first group of 200 will leave for Bureya on April 10. The rest will proceed to the district during the month of May.

A committee consisting of Professor Bruk and Merezhin and Robinson is leaving this week for the district to mark the borders of the “Jewish territory” in Bureya.

A budget of 1,386,000 troubles was voted by the Central Committee of the Ozet, the society for settling Jews on the land, for the first year of the work in the district of Bureya.

All the Jewish colonies in the Cherson district have been provided with nearly 100 per cent of the seeds they require, the Comzet reports.

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