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Jew for Land Commissar

A Jew, Yakovlev, whose Jewish name is Jacob Epstein has been appointed Commissar of Land for all Russia. At 33, he has risen to this office from his post as Acting Commissar of Labor and Peasant Inspection. He is the author of three works on agrarian problems. At one time he was the editor of the peasant papers. “Bednota” and Krestianskaya Gazette.”