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List of attacks on Moscow synagogues

MOSCOW, Jan. 12 (JTA) — There are five functioning synagogues in the Russian capital. Below is a list of previous attacks on them:• Dec. 30, 1993 — The old wooden building of the Marina Roscha Synagogue burned to the ground in what was considered an arson attack.• 1994 – A hand grenade was thrown at the window of the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue.• October 1994 — An explosive device disguised as a beer can was found and defused in the courtyard of the Choral Synagogue.• August 1996 — An explosive device went off outside of the Marina Roscha Synagogue. No one was injured.• May 1998 – Two people were injured when an explosive device went off near the Marina Roscha Synagogue.• July 13, 1999 – A knife-wielding youth entered the Choral Synagogue and stabbed Leopold Kaimovsky, a Jewish leader, several times. • July 25, 1999 – An explosive device containing 500 gm of TNT was found in the prayer hall of the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue. It was successfully defused.• April 2003 – An explosive device was found and defused outside the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue.