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  • Russian Jews alarmed by magnate’s arrest

    MOSCOW, Dec. 17 (JTA) – The activities of one of Russian Jewry’s largest groups will continue despite the arrest of one of the Jewish community’s main financiers, a leader of the group said. Some Jewish activists had predicted the quick collapse of the Russian Jewish Congress as pressure on the business empire of RJC President…

  • Russia wins battle with Jewish media tycoon

    MOSCOW, Nov. 14 (JTA) – The Russian government appears to have won the latest battle in its ongoing struggle against a Jewish media magnate. Vladimir Goussinsky ceded control of his media holdings this week to the country’s natural gas monopoly, which is controlled by the Russian government. Goussinsky, who left the country in July after…

  • 10 years of Reform Judaism in former Soviet Union

    MOSCOW, Nov. 5 (JTA) – In 1985, Jews launched the Reform movement in the Soviet Union under a shroud of secrecy. “We organized an underground gathering to celebrate the Jewish New Year because people did not want to go to the state-controlled synagogue. We had no shofar and I took a deer horn” and I…

  • Israeli leaders court Moscow

    MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (JTA) – Israeli politicians appear to have found a new venue to lobby for an end to the Palestinian uprising: Moscow. “Russia has the possibility and the strength to help regulate the situation in our region,” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak last week told a popular Moscow radio outlet owned by Russian…

  • Israeli leaders court Moscow

    MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (JTA) – Israeli politicians appear to have found a new venue to lobby for an end to the Palestinian uprising: Moscow. “Russia has the possibility and the strength to help regulate the situation in our region,” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak last week told a popular Moscow radio outlet owned by Russian…

  • Israeli leaders court Moscow

    MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (JTA) – Israeli politicians appear to have found a new venue to lobby for an end to the Palestinian uprising: Moscow. “Russia has the possibility and the strength to help regulate the situation in our region,” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak last week told a popular Moscow radio outlet owned by Russian…

  • Israeli leaders court Moscow

    MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (JTA) – Israeli politicians appear to have found a new venue to lobby for an end to the Palestinian uprising: Moscow. “Russia has the possibility and the strength to help regulate the situation in our region,” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak last week told a popular Moscow radio outlet owned by Russian…

  • Moscow synagogue raided

    MOSCOW, Oct. 23 (JTA) – A Russian Interior Ministry’s search of the Moscow Choral Synagogue without a warrant is being seen as part of the government’s ongoing campaign against Russian Jewish tycoon Vladimir Goussinsky. The Oct. 19 search of the synagogue, where Goussinsky’s Russian Jewish Congress has its offices, came while RJC leaders were visiting…

  • Rabbis and Torahs fly across Russia

    MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (JTA) – Andrei Glotser tried to hide his concern about the future of Russian Jewish life with an uneasy smile. “Our rebbe came today to the class downcast, and said: ‘Hard times are coming, boys. Goussinsky is out. No finance, no support,’ ” the 20-year-old Moscow university student said recently while he…

  • Russian center signals growth of Jewish life

    Monday’s dedication of a Chabad-Lubavitch-sponsored Jewish community center in Moscow is a shot in the arm for that movement as it engages in an internal struggle for control of Russian Jewry. But the center is more than that: It also represents a fixture