Jul. 31, 1889

Circular No. 180, issued by the Principal Staff of the Russian Armed Forces [Present-day Russia]: “Recruits of Jewish Extraction may not be employed in the navy, nor in the local divisions, nor among the miners and sappers, nor in the commissariat service, nor as clerks. Recruits of all other denominations, who served in the Amur district, have the right to take their families with them at the expense of the State, on condition of their settling permanently in that district on their entering the reserve. Jewish recruits, however, do not have that permission.”
Russo-Jewish Committee. “Laws of Russia Relating to Hebrews.” G.R. Gray: Washington DC, 1891. Page 34. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/10/2020