Information on a Jewish organization in St. Petersburg called "Society of Charity" [RUS27888.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, for a reference to an organization in St. Petersburg called the Jewish Welfare Society and a list of other Jewish organizations there, please consult the second paragraph of the second page of the attachment.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


1996 Country Reports: Inside the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. 1996. Washington, DC: National Conference on Soviet Jewry, [no page numbers].

Sources Consulted

CSCE Digest [Washington]. Monthly.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), WNC (World News Connection).

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.

Transition [Prague]. Twice monthly.

Uncaptive Minds [Washington]. Quarterly.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact oral sources.