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Palestine Exhibit Reaches Moscow; First Zionist Contact with Soviet Russia

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Material for an exhibit showing the progress of Jewish development in Palestine has reached Moscow, it was announced here today at a press conference arranged by the Palestine Victory League. The paraphernalia was flown by a Russian plane from Teheran. This is the first time that any exhibit of Zionist achievements has been accepted by the Soviet Government.

A delegation which was sent by the Victory League to Teheran to deliver ambulances donated by Palestine Jewry to the Russian army, returned yesterday to Jerusalem, they reported that the gifts of the Palestine Jews were received by the Russian military at Teheran with special honors for the occasion. Following a special parade of Russian troops to greet the Palestine Jewish representatives, the ambulances were accepted by an officer of the Russian staff with the statement: “We are grateful for this gift from the working Jewish people in Palestine.” The Soviet Charge d’Affairs also spoke welcoming the delegation. “The people of the Soviet Union would never forget the attitude of the Palestine Jewry and the aid given in these critical times,” he said.

The members of the returned delegation all joined in praising the high cultural level of the Russian troops. They commended also the British military and civilian authorities in Teheran for the cooperation which they had received from them.

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