Moscow (Dec. 19)
The first business session of the Biro-Bidjan congress, which opened yesterday in the city of Biro-Bidjan, was devoted to a lengthy report on the situation in the Far East delivered by M. Gerchikoff, head of the agricultural department of the Far Eastern Regional Executive. More than 300 delegates are attending the conference.
The session was opened by Joseph Lieberg, head of the Biro-Bidjan executive committee, who spoke in Yiddish.
A telegram was dispatched to Joseph Stalin thanking him for making it possible to realize Lenin’s policy toward national minorities in the Soviet Union.