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An anti-religious mass meeting was held yesterday in the hall adjoining the Polaikoff synagogue, the largest in Moscow.

Attempts were made to disturb the worshippers attending Succoth services. A brass band was hired, and the windows opened wide so that the band’s playing might interfere with the services.

Speakers, pointing to the synagogue, denounced it as a counter-revolutionary fortress, responsible for the communications abroad which describe the hardships of the Jews residing in the Soviet Union.

The hall where the meeting was held was formerly part of the synagogue, used for overflow services. Now it has been converted into a club for Esthonian and Finnish workers.