In Eastern Russia, the idea of a Jewish autonomy is being brought back to life
Is the recent decision by Moscow to resettle the failed, far-flung Jewish Autonomous Region serious? Some scoff, but one government official hopes that this time the plan will work.
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The wording of Russian government decision No. 1361 is brief and laconic: “We have agreed to implement a plan of voluntary resettlement in the Jewish Autonomous Region in Birobidzhan. The initiative is designed to help the...