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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brief history of Uzbek Jewry

    A large indigenous Jewish community, known as Bukharan Jews, has existed in what is now Uzbekistan for many centuries; more recently they were joined by Russian Ashkenazim.

  • 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.