Jews may now share in the distribution of land in Russia, according to advices received by the Idgescom here.
The regulations of 1920 regarding the parcelling of the agricultural lands provided that only those citizens who were entitled to own land before 1917 were entitled to share in its redistribution. This automatically prevented the Jews from sharing in the distribution as no Jews were permitted to own land under the Czar.
This regulation has now been done away with by the Soviet government and Jews may share with others in the land grants.
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