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  • Attacks in Russia prompt new security plans

    Two recent attacks at synagogues in Russia have raised the issue of who’s responsible for security at Russian Jewish sites.

  • Jewish Agency to get boost in FSU

    A Russian Jewish financier is poised to give a $50 million donation that may prove critical to the Jewish Agency for Israel’s activities in the former Soviet Union.

  • Pro-Kremlin party wins big in Moscow

    A Kremlin-backed party won big in elections for the Moscow city legislature, shutting out extremist parties that had used anti-Semitic rhetoric.

  • Russia won´t let rabbi back in

    Moscow´s chief rabbi will not be allowed to return to Russia for now, the country´s Internal Affairs Ministry has decided, citing unspecified "security reasons" that critics deride as absurd.

  • Russian Jewish group gets new leader

    The new leadership of the Russian Jewish Congress says it has the expertise to help the group raise more money for domestic Jewish needs and better represent Russian Jews abroad. But whether the new leaders will catapult the RJC back into the forefront of

  • Russian Jewish group wracked by turmoil

    Unrest in a leading Russian Jewish organization calls into question who will speak for secular Russian Jews.

  • Centers open in Russia, Moldova

    The opening of two Jewish centers in St. Petersburg, Russia and Kishinev, Moldova, ushered in a new page in the history of these two communities in the former Soviet Union. But the completion of the facilities also highlighted some of the discomfort local

  • Russia drops probe of Jewish group

    Following a storm of protest from Jewish groups and Israeli politicians, Russian officials have dropped a probe into a Russian Jewish group for publishing a religious Jewish book — but the incident has left Jewish groups worried.

  • Businessman takes over Russian Jewish group

    A wealthy Russian Jewish businessman hopes his money will help an organization play a more active role in the country’s Jewish life.

  • Russian prosecutors probe Jewish group

    A Russian prosecutors office, after declining to investigate an anti-Semitic letter signed by 20 Duma members, is investigating a Jewish group that published a 500-year-old religious text that the letter had called offensive to Orthodox Christians.