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  • Russian Jewish tycoon sentenced

    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.

  • Students visit what was Jewish Belarus

    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.

  • Uzbek Jews scared but safe

    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.

  • Russian Jews learn to run nonprofits

    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.

  • Putin’s visit to Israel loaded with symbolism

    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.

  • What’s behind Putin’s visit to Israel

    Russian arms sales to Syria are expected to be on the front burner when Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a historic visit to Israel.

  • Russian shul takeover causes friction

    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.

  • TV program heightens crisis for Russian Jews

    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.

  • Jewish news hits Russian front pages

    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.

  • Anti-Semitic acts rattle Russian Jews

    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.