May 31, 2005 9:00am
Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was sentenced to nine years in prison, may not have been targeted because of his Jewish origins, but many believe the trial has led to a rise in anti-Semitic sentiment in Russia.
May 30, 2005 9:00am
A group of high-school students from across the former Soviet Union saw the sites in Belarus where Jews had once lived and where they had died; the students found the trip both enlightening and upsetting.
May 17, 2005 9:00am
Jewish leaders in Uzbekistan say members of their community feel safe and that no Jews have been hurt in recent unrest that has hit parts of the country.
May 15, 2005 9:00am
Responding to Russian Jewish groups’ need for professional managers, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has begun a training program for nonprofit managers in Moscow.
May 2, 2005 9:00am
Although Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Israel — the first by a Russian head of state — was laden with symbolism, it seems to have been light on actual achievement.
April 21, 2005 9:00am
Russian arms sales to Syria are expected to be on the front burner when Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a historic visit to Israel.
April 11, 2005 9:00am
Two groups in a Moscow suburb are fighting over a shul; the well-connected Federation of Jewish Communities and the Russian Jewish Congress are on opposite sides.
February 8, 2005 10:00am
Russian Jews are calling for action after 20 politicians signed a letter to the country’s prosecutor general asking him to ban Jewish organizations in the country as extremist and a television audience supports an anti-Semite.
February 1, 2005 10:00am
An anti-Semitic letter signed and then revoked by some 500 Russians, including 20 legislators, has many Russians talking about anti-Semitism and many Jews worrying about the phenomenon.
December 29, 2004 10:00am
The level of anti-Semitic acts in Russia remained stable and relatively low this year, but three violent cases took place in Moscow within two weeks in December — and all went unreported in the local media.