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Russia Granted Many Privileges to J.D.C. Says Rosenberg

March 8, 1924
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Some idea of the spirit of cooperation which may reasonably be expected from the Russian Government in connection with the Crimean colonization project, is had from a statement made by James N. Rosenberg, Mice Chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, supplementing the statement made by Mr. Rosenberg a few days ago. The statement outlines the agreement made in December 1922 between the Russian Government and the Joint Distribution Committee as follows:

“The J.D.C. may select the districts in which it will operate…

“The J.D.C. has the right to set up its own organization in the field. It may…copperate with other institutions and organizations legally existing in Russia…

“The J.D.C. may bring such personnel as may be necessary. This personnel shall be guaranteed the necessary freedom and protection while in Russia…

“The Russian Government will provide members of this personnel with…safe conduct…to facilitate their entry into and exit from Russia…

“The J.D.C. has complete freedom in the selection of its local personnel. On delivery by the J.D.C. of its supplies at the Russian ports…the Russian Government will bear all further costs, such as discharge, handling and transportation to interior base points…

“The Russian Government will at its own expense provide the necessary storage for J.D.C. supplies at interior base points…

“In moving and storing of supplies, the Russian Government will give the J.D.C. the same priority over all other traffic as they give their own relief supplies…

“The Russian Government will, at its own expense, provide the J.D.C. with the use of railway, motor, water or other transportation

supplies and of personnel traveling on business purposes…

“The Russian Government will, at its own expense, furnish the J.D.C. the necessary ofices, garages, storerooms, etc., for the transaction of J.D.C. business and when available, heat, light and water for same. It will take proper measures to secure residential quarters for the personnel of the J.D.C… All such premises shall be free from requisition…

“The Russian Government will, at its own expense, give the J.D.C. the right to use existing radio, telegraph, telephone, cable, post and couriers in Russia…

“The J.D.C. will be supplied, at the expense of the Russian Government, with the necessary gasoline and oil for its motor transportation”, etc. etc.

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