Talk:Jewish Autonomous Oblast

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Birobijan growing as a Jewish region?


"Whether or not the Russian government can woo back the Jews who left is entirely open to interpretation, but hopes are high that someday, the region can grow and cultivate."

Odd use of "cultivate" unless it specifically refers to farming, but who on Earth now hopes this area of Siberia ever has a chance of becoming a major Jewish community? It was founded by Stalin as a weak propaganda attempt to be a counterweight to Israel and failed dismally. I find this kind of claim stupefying and want to remove it as soon as possible, lest Wikivoyage risk becoming a laughingstock. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:55, 15 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

You may want to check this article out: [1]. Maybe the use of the word "cultivate" was wrong, but I quote, "The authorities are trying to cultivate the memory of Jewish customs and history among the residents and even hope to attract new Jewish migrants". Also another quote of interest: "If the local government gets its way, more Jews would move to the region, especially some of those who left in the early 1990s. Rostislav Goldstein, the senator for the region in Russia’s upper house of parliament, said Birobidzhan’s proximity to China could provide advantages for Israeli businesses wanting to crack the Chinese market."Roovinn (talk) 03:49, 29 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
I don't think it's wrong to mention something about the region having a lot of potential, but others may agree to disagree. Roovinn (talk) 03:58, 29 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
Gramatically, "cultivate" is a transitive verb and has to have a direct object. I read the article. You conclude from it that there's a renaissance? Sure, officials state a hope. Would you expect them all to admit the moribund project they're overseeing is a failure? Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:15, 29 March 2021 (UTC)Reply