October 16, 2007 9:00am
A visa-waiver agreement between Israel and Russia is pending final approval, but some officials are worried the program will increase the export of Russian prostitutes and mob members to Tel Aviv, and activity by Israeli spies in Siberia.
October 10, 2007 9:00am
Vladimir Slutzker is among several Jewish TV promoters in Russia and elsewhere who hope to create a real global audience for Jewish TV. Whether he has any chance of succeeding is another matter.
October 8, 2007 9:00am
With an eye on Starbucks, a Jewish businessman entices local Russians to his cup of java.
September 21, 2007 9:00am
A well-known Jewish theater director murdered in Uzbekistan may have been a victim of nationalists or homophobes, not anti-Semitism, local Jews and a distant relative say.
September 11, 2007 9:00am
Dual conferences in the former Soviet Union heralded a new phase of Hillel activity in the region, notably an aggressive move onto college campuses and the privatization of some key operations.
September 4, 2007 9:00am
In what may be a first for Russian hate-crimes prosecution, five soccer fans face two years in prison for yelling anti-Semitic slurs during a match.
August 29, 2007 9:00am
A Moscow club tries to bring “non-traditional” purveyors of new Israeli culture to Russian Jews and non-Jews alike.
August 6, 2007 9:00am
Estonia’s commemoration of its pro-German World War II past, including the re-enactment of a Nazi victory, has outraged European officials and the Russian Jewish community.
August 1, 2007 9:00am
A leading Jewish organization in Russia has drawn the attention of state tax authorities in a move that seems consistent with the increasing difficulties confronting foreign organizations.
July 11, 2007 9:00am
A new bill aimed at curbing extremist groups in Russia has failed to win widespread support from Jewish leaders and pro-democracy activists, as worries mount that the measure could be used to stifle political dissent ahead of parliamentary and presidentia