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CHAT: Birobidzhan

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Thursday, August 22, 2002, 18:50

> Birobidzhan is that area in far-eastern Russia where the > soviets set up a > "Jewish Autonomous Zone" in order to redirect Jewish Nationalism in > Russia from Zionism to something more Soviet-friendly, right? or > something like that?
Almost. The only thing is that established it in order to actually send the Jews there so that they don't interfere. A bit like the mass resettelment [read: deportation] of the Chechens or the Crimean Tatars. They sent everyone to those places, you know... Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas --Scottish proverb