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Chernow, Russian Leader, Sees No Jewish Danger in Russian Situation

January 17, 1929
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Victor Chernow, leader of the Russian Socialist Revolutionists Party and president of the first Free Russian Parliament, dispersed by the Bolsheviks, arrived yesterday in New York on the steamer “Majestic”

When interviewed by the representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Mr. Chernow, a foe of the Bolsheviks, stated that he does not consider the present anti-Semitic incidents in Russian towns as being of a serious nature. “There need be no fear that the present wave of anti-Semitism in Russian centers may lead to anti-Jewish attacks. The incidents are the result of the difficult economic conditions prevailing in the country and may be expected as long as the economic situation of Russia is a poor one. As to serious anti-Jewish out-breaks, they can occur only if a general upheaval takes place,” he stated.

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