The Jewish Autonomous Region (Yiddish יידישע אויטאנאמע געגנט) is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation and is part of the Far Eastern Federal District. The administrative center is the city of Birobidzhan. It was formed on May 7, 1934. It borders on the south with China (along the Amur River), in the west – with the Amur Region, in the east – with the Khabarovsk Territory. In 2010, Jews accounted for less than 1.0% of the region’s population (1,628 people). EAO is the only region of the Russian Federation that has the status of an autonomous region and the only Jewish administrative and territorial entity in the world besides Israel with an official legal status.  

Jewish Autonomous Region

In Russia there are national republics, Autonomous districts, there are lands, there is just field, but the Autonomous region is the only one, and its autonomy is very conditional and limited to their own national language, which nobody today does not speak, and representatives of the titular nation in the Republic is almost gone. Perhaps, these facts are enough to fascinate the curious traveler, there is nothing like it either in Russia or abroad will not meet.