designed not only to publicize the Birobidzhan experiment, but also to raise funds and to encourage migration to the region.

OZET (Society for the Settlement of Jewish Toilers on the Land) dubbed an airplane the "Birobidzhanets" and had it traverse Belarus and Ukraine as part of a publicity stunt to raise funds. During its two-week trip in 1933, the "Birobidzhanets" covered some five thousand kilometers, distributing pamphlets and other propaganda.
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