Moscow (Feb. 23)
Mr. S. I. Koldovsky, of London, has arrived here as the representative of the Federation of Jewish Relief Organisations of Great Britain in order to draw up on the spot a plan for the administration of the fund of 100,000 dollars raised by the Federation under its pound for pound agreement with the Government Commission for Jewish Settlement (Comzet) and the Commissariat for Public Welfare, under which the Soviet Government will contribute one pound for every pound contribute by the Federation for relief work among the declassed Jewish population of the Soviet Union.
The agreement makes provision for the work of the next twelve months, after which the agreement is renewable automatically.
The Relief Federation is in Soviet Russia to enjoy full legal rights, i.e., the right-in accordance with existing and all future laws, and in accordance with the objects of this agreement-to issue, obtain or transfer all forms of obligation for debts not excluding bills; to purchase and to rent all kinds of property; to initiate and take part in societies and organisations engaged in similar work to that of the Relief Federation in U.S.S.R. The Federation is exempted throughout its operations without distinction whatsoever from all duties. The Relief Federation has the right to bring in machinery, tools, materials, means of production and other articles as enumerated in a list confirmed by the “Comzet” and “Narkomtorg” (Trade Commissariat). All machinery, tools, materials, means of production and other articles brought in under the list are exempted from all Customs and Excise duties.