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Israel and Moscow Reach Reciprocity on Admission of Publications

Israel has renewed permission for the importation of books and other published material from the Soviet Union after Moscow agreed to extend reciprocity and admit publications from Israel.

Meanwhile, 12,000 Hebrew manuscripts have been received by the Israel Embassy in Moscow from the Central Lenin Library. Among them are copies of documents and books in the possession of many Russian libraries, including copies of manuscripts from the famous Ginsburg Collection. The Ben Zvi Institute in Israel had requested the documents for a research project on Jewish communities.