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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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authorities give them a certificate stating their good behaviour and
witnessing the fact that they are skilled industrial labourers.1

Hebrews who arrive from abroad with the intention of erecting
factories and industrial works, with the exception of Spirit Distilleries,
can receive the permission to do so in the pale of settlement from the
local authorities provided that, when crossing the frontier, they sign
an undertaking obliging them to erect such factories and works within
a period of three years. They are permitted to become Russian
subjects in the ordinary way. In case they do not carry out their
undertaking to erect a factory or works within the said period of
three years, they are expelled from Russia.

The restrictions as to the visa of passports of foreign Hebrews do
not extend to Karaim Jews of foreign nationality. On the other
hand, these restrictions do apply to Jews who, having abandoned the
Jewish faith and community, have not joined any other faith.

Foreign Hebrews who are entitled to reside permanently in Russia,a
annually pay the tax of the first guild, and obtain the visa in the
same manner as persons who are not of the Jewish faith.

Foreign priests of the Roman Catholic and Armenian churches,
and Roman Catholic monks belonging to missionary orders,3 who
desire to enter Russia, must address a petition to the Russian Minister
of the Interior (enclosing two Russian stamps of i rouble each), giving
their address, the place they propose to visit, the length of their
proposed stay in Russia, and the Consul to whom they will present their
passport for visa. If permission is granted, the visa is given to them
on condition that they promise, in writing, to proceed direct to the
place mentioned in their petition and, after the lapse of the time
stated, to leave the country at once, without stopping at any places
en route.

Ministers of the Anglican Church who desire to travel to the
Caucasus and to Russian Turkestan, must also address a petition to
the Russian Minister of the Interior, as above.4

Armenian priests travelling into Russia from Persia and Turkey
for the purpose of collecting contributions for charitable or
ecclesiastical purposes, must obtain permission to do so from H.M. the

Foreign ministers of religion who desire to enter Russia from
Turkey must apply for passports to the Russian Ambassador at

All other foreign ministers of religion coming from Turkey, must
apply for permission to enter the Russian Empire and to reside in it,
to the Holy Synod upon which depends the granting or refusing of
such permission.7

1 Code of Laws relating to the Civil Estates, Ed. 1899, Section 819, II.
Annotation Svod Zakonov, Vol. IX.

2 Continuation of the Svod Zakonov, Vol. IX., Ed. 1890, Note 1 to Art. 1001.

3 Circular of the II. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
21st January 1908, No. 864.

4 Circular of the II. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
4th October 1886, No. 7388.

5 Passport Reg., Art. 229.

6 Ibid., Art. 222.

7 Ibid., Art. 224.

§§ 59, 60.


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