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Four synagogue vandals arrested in Russia

Police arrested four ultranationalists for defacing a Russian synagogue.

Ten members of the Russian All-National Union party gathered Tuesday around the synagogue in Ulyanovsk screamed anti-Semitic slogans before defacing the building with swastikas, according to a report by the Moscow-based Sova Information-Analytic Center.

Police arrived and arrested four of the participants, who reportedly resisted violently and had to be subdued by officers using weapons.

Ulyanovsk, the birthplace of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, has been the site of repeated anti-Semitic activity in the last year. Members of the banned National Bolshevik Party stormed the synagogue last year, and the building has been repeatedly defaced.

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