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Khrushchev Displays Discrimination Against Jewish Religious Leaders

Representatives of all major religions in the Soviet Union–except the Jewish religion–were given honored places in the receiving line in the Kremlin when the USSR officially celebrated its anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution on November 7, it was learned authoritatively here today.

According to the highly informed source who was an eye-witness to the November 7 celebration, the official receiving line included, standing next to Premier Khrushchev and the USSR’s President, leading clergy of the Russian Orthodox, Catholic, Moslem and Buddhist faiths. Not only was no rabbi present in the receiving line, the source said, but not a single religious Russian Jew had ever been invited as a guest of the Revolution Day party.