Soviet Puts More Funds into Bureya
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Soviet Puts More Funds into Bureya

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The Sovnarkom, the Soviet Cabinet, today allocated an additional 3,967,000 roubles to promote the settlement of Jews in Biro-Bidjan, the Jewish autonomous district in the Soviet Far East.

A report submitted to the Soviet Cabinet on the Jewish colonization in Crimea gives a graphic picture of the prosperity which the Jewish collective farms in Crimea are now enjoying. The report shows that there are today eighty-four Jewish collectives occupying a territory of more than 160,000 hectares of land.


Every Jewish colony in Crimea, without exception, maintains a school. There are also Jewish high schools and one agricultural institute. The Jewish colonists in Crimea feel well settled. All the wells in the Jewish colonies are operated by electricity. Similarly, electric light is being supplied to every Jewish home in the colonies.

As far as medical service is concerned, the Jewish colonies in Crimea have twelve hospitals and a number of health stations where medical advice is given free. The prospects for the crop in the Crimean Jewish colonies this year are excellent, the report emphasizes.

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