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Pioneers Find No Racial Prejudce in Bureya

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Jewish pioneers in Bureya find no racial prejudice among the local population, A. Merezhin, Communist leader and member of the delegation sent to the re?ion by the society for settling Jews on the land which is sponsoring the project in Bureya, informed the Soviet Government department dealing with the problem.

Telegraphing from Bureya to the Comzet, Merezhin declared that “the situation here recalls that which existed in North America in the nineteenth century. The Jews here are known only as political exiles and social workers, a remembrance held by the population from Czaristic times. The relations between the Jews and non-Jews will be even better than the Comzet expects.”

Mr. Merezhin also informed the Soviet Government department that the delegation directing the pioneer work has decided to spend 50,000 roubles for building roads from the central point, Tichonkoe, to the settlements. The delegation has also formulated plans for building a brick factory. During 1928 the delegation expects to prepare a stretch of land of 3,000 hectafes, where 600 families may settle.

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