Re: Russian Passport #translation

Alan Shuchat

The Russian pages say the passport was given to the Grozovsky meshchanin Khaim-Abram Shaevich Vendrov, in Minsk on April 11, 1910 (this is on the Julian calendar, not the Gregorian). Meshchanin means he was classified as a townsperson, or petit bourgeois, rather than a farmer, peasant, merchant with a certain amount of capital, soldier, etc. Grozovsky means he was registered in what is now Grozovo, Belarus.
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

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