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Russian Jewish cemetery desecrated

MOSCOW, Sept. 30 (JTA) – Vandals have desecrated 14 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Kurgan, a city of 320,000 southwest of Moscow. Each of the desecrated headstones was smeared with black paint; some were painted with swastikas. This was the second act of vandalism to take place at a Russian Jewish cemetery in September. Vandals recently desecrated 18 tombstones at a cemetery in Malakhovka, a small town near Moscow that from the 1920s to the 1970s had a sizable Jewish population.

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