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Abolish Jackson-Vanik, Russian Jews urge Congress

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation_world/article/abolish_jackson-vanik_russian_jews_urge_congress_20101221

Representatives of the Russian Jewish Congress asked the U.S. Congress to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment. The appeal was addressed to the U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Beyrly, during a meeting Monday in Moscow that took place on the 36th anniversary of the amendment's adoption. The amendment restricts Russian trade with the United States. “The viewpoint of the Jewish community on the problem is that the amendment affects the community negatively now, being a stumbling block in the development of U.S.- Russia relations," Russian Jewish Congress President Yuri Kanner said in a statement.

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