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Soviet Union’s Only Yiddish Newspaper Shows Vast Circulation Jump

January 23, 1967
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Birobidzhaner Shtern (Birobidjan Star), the only Yiddish-language newspaper in the Soviet Union, has expanded its circulation from 1,000 to 12,000, it was reported here today from Moscow.

The 12-fold circulation increase was disclosed in the annual statistical manual, “The Press in the USSR in 1965.” The manual listed the circulation figure of 12,000 in a table on the newspapers published in various languages of Soviet ethnic groups. The Shtern is a single-page newspaper appearing three times a week. It is published in the so-called Jewish Autonomous Region of eastern Siberia, long promoted, during the Stalin era, as a Soviet triumph in the handling of its Jewish minority.

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