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15,000 Jewish Families in Soviet Russia to Receive Matzoth from Abroad

April 2, 1929
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All in all 15,000 Jewish families in various parts of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics will be enabled to observe Passover in the traditional way through the receipt from abroad of a minimum supply of Matzoth for the eight days of the festival.

Twenty-six carloads were shipped to Moscow via Riga, instead of the fifty carloads which were originally planned. The decrease is due to the higher custom duty which has to be paid for the matzoth.

The first five carloads of matzoth which were detained in Moscow because the Latvian commercial representative, Schenewzow, paid only five kopeks per kilogram were despatched following the remittance of the sum required to meet the duty. The last thirteen carloads will be shipped tomorrow, two from Berlin and eleven from Riga. The matzoth is directed to the following Russian centers: Leningrad, Vitebsk, Minsk, Charkow, Schepetowka, Odessa, Kiev, Cherson, Nikolaiff, Yekaterinoslaw, Krementschug, Berditschev, Zhitomir, Homel and Bobruisk.

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