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Benjamin Dymshitz Re-elected Vice-premier of U.s.s.r.; Listed As Jew

October 5, 1965
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Benjamin Dymshitz, officially listed by the Soviet news agency Tass as “a Jew by nationality,” has been re-elected Vice-Prime Minister of the USSR, according to a dispatch received here today from Moscow.

Mr. Dymshitz was reconfirmed in the vice-premiership and, at the same time, made chairman of the Government Committee for Raw Materials and Technical Supplies, at a meeting of the 1,500-member Supreme Soviet, the dispatch reported. He is believed to be the only Jew holding high office in the Soviet Government.

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