Large tracts of land are available for close settlement in Russia, and Jews who are temporarily prevented from emigrating from one part of Russia to another may acquire some of this land, according to the statement by H. Bragen, at the meeting of the central Committee of the Russian “Ort”. Mr. Bragen is the director of the All-Russian Agricultural Exposition.
The discussion following Mr. Bragen’s statement revealed that although there is an increasingly pronounced tendency among the unproductive Jewish elements to engage in agricultural pursuits, huge sums will be required to settle even a part of them on the land. The Central Committee, accordingly, decided to apply to the Jewish Section of the Nationalities’ Commissariat with the proposal to call a special conference of organizations and persons interested in this project.
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