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  • Report details few cases of anti-Semitic violence in Russia

    Only six of 234 xenophoic attacks in Russia last year were against Jews, though anti-Semitism remains a problem in the country, according to a new report.

  • Recession fuels rise in Russian aliyah

    Immigration to Israel is up from Russia, with experts citing the economic downturn as the primary motivator.

  • Volunteers bring some relief to needy Lithuanian, Latvian Jews

    Eight British volunteers went on a “Mission Impossible,” a program of a British charity, to aid Jewish communities in the Baltics that have been severely affected by the recession.

  • Helping Russian Jews build community themselves

    After decades of community-building from the top down, often with the aid of donors from overseas, can Russia’s Jewish communities build themselves from the bottom up?

  • Designs sought for Jewish Babi Yar memorial

    The Jewish community of Ukraine has announced an international architectural contest for a memorial complex in Babi Yar.

  • Rebuilding a synagogue where Jews resisted Soviets

    In Soviet times, the small town of Malakhovka, less than 10 miles from Moscow, was the center of Jewish underground activity. In 2005 its old wooden synagogue was burned down in a fire. Five years later, the shared effort of local authorities and wealthy Moscow Jews have enabled the opening of a new synagogue.

  • Opposition parties fare well in Russian vote

    Two political parties with anti-Semitic elements fared well in Russian regional elections.

  • Fishing for Jews in Russia’s muddy waters

    Exactly how many Jews are there in Russia? Depends on whom you ask and how you count them.

  • With election, change for Ukraine, but likely not for Jews

    The victory in Ukraine’s presidential elections by Viktor Yanukovich, the candidate with close ties to the Kremlin, is being welcomed cautiously by Ukraine’s Jews.

  • With unconventional ways, Moscow rabbi seeks to boost Jewish life

    With Torah lessons for bank executives, online social networking and personal charisma, one Moscow rabbi is trying some unconventional ways to draw Russian professionals and businessmen to Jewish life.