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Jews Get Highest Soviet Distinction for Promoting Industrialisation and Collectivisation in Russia

The Lenin Order, the highest Soviet Order, was conferred to-day by the Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Government on three Jews for services to industrialisation and collectivisation in the Soviet Union. The three Jews are M. L. Altman, head of the Technical Department of the Putilov Works, who spent some time in America in 1929 studying technical processes which he adapted to Russian industry; L. S. Margolin, Director of Sovkhos, No. 2, in Northern Caucasia, who rationalised agricultural methods not only in his own Sovkhoz but in several neighbouring ones, and U. I. Brenner, who performed similar services in the Krasnyie Gorki Sovkhoz, in the Leningrad province.