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Russian synagogue attacked

A group of vandals attacked a synagogue in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan.

Several young people charged into the synagogue screaming anti-Semitic slogans and menacing worshipers, according to a report Monday by the Sova Analytic-Informational Center in Moscow. Before leaving, the vandals tore a banner from the wall and smashed a window.

The same group reportedly had attacked the synagogue on Oct. 19, shouting “Jews get out” and “death to kikes,” but the incident was not reported at the time.