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Russian Government Allots Land on Azov Seacoast for Jewish Settlement

October 18, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A stretch of submerged land along the coast of the Azov Sea was allotted for Jewish settlement by a decision of the Comzet the government department for Jewish land settlement, at a special meeting presided over by vice-president Smidovitch.

It was stated that experts hold the opinion that after drainage and improvement the land will be of the most fertile in the entire country. It is stated that one desiatin of this land is capable of producing more than five desiatin elsewhere. The land is particularly suitable for cattle breeding. A fund for the drainage expenses was assigned by the government.

An All-Soviet exhibition of the Jewish land settlements will be opened here in connection with the conference called by the Ozet, the society for Jewish land settlement, on November 15, in which representatives of foreign organizations are expected to participate. In connection with this conference the council of the Ozet announced that its membership is growing and that by the date of the opening of the conference it will have 100,000 members.

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