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Soviet Union Has 30,663 Jewish Scientists, Handbook on Russia Shows

The Soviet Union now has 310,000 scientists, of whom about 10 percent–30,663–are Jews, according to the USSR’s 1960 Statistical Handbook, it was reported here today.

The number of Jewish scientists, as well as the number of scientists in general in Russia, has risen since the last census in 1955. Five years ago, there were 224,000 scientists in the USSR, with 24, 620 of them identified as Jews. Breakdowns of comparisons between 1955 and 1960 show that Jewish scientists have increased in numbers by 25 percent in the last five years.