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Jews in U.S.S.R. Move to Asiatic Russia; 500,000 Reported in Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan

Soviet Jews have been migrating in increasing numbers from European to Asiatic Russia, particularly to Central Asia, the New York Times reports today.

The article says that “it seems likely that more than one-quarter of the Soviet Jews now live in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the adjoining area.” The analysis states that “the Jews in this area probably exceed 500,000, making it the third or fourth largest Jewish community in the U.S.S.R.”