Soviet Congress in Petrograd Adopts Resolution Limiting Self-Determination

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In Petrograd, the Congress of Soviets adopts a resolution limiting self-determination to only those nationalities which possess and control territory.

The Congress rejects any call for "personal autonomy" for nationalities or other groups outside their home territories. The purpose of this resolution is to specifically exclude Jews from obtaining any "national" rights or equality inside Russia.

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