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  • Jewish program helps Georgia’s refugees

    A Jewish-run job-placement program for internal refugees in the Republic of Georgia has proven so successful that it is being expanded to include Jews.

  • Still dissenting in Moscow

    Political opponents of Vladimir Putin – many of them Jewish – say they are not deterred despite Sunday’s overwhelming victory by Dmitry Medvedev, Putin’s choice, in Russia’s presidential elections.

  • Who is Dmitry Medvedev?

    The career of Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s next president, has been marked by loyalty to the man who handed him his post, President Vladimir Putin.

  • Who will rule Russia after March 2?

    While the outcome of Russia’s upcoming elections is a near certainty, it’s unclear who exactly will be running the country after Vladimir Putin hands the presidency to Dmitry Medvedev.

  • War looming for once-Jewish city?

    With the possibility of war again on the horizon in the Caucasus, the Jewish heritage of the Republic of Georgia’s separatist provinces may be at the center of the line of fire.

  • Jewish leaders lobby in Tbilisi

    As thousands of anti-government demonstrators rally in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, U.S. Jewish leaders meet with Georgian officials to thank them for their friendship toward the West and Israel.

  • Ukraine Jews on guard

    While Jewish groups dispute whether or not Ukraine experienced a surge in anti-Semitic attacks in 2007, it’s clear that Jewish fears in the country are rising.

  • Will Russia’s foreign policy change?

    Experts are concerned about the direction Russia’s foreign policy will take, especially in the Middle East, after Vladimir Putin leaves office. Will Dmitry Medvedev steer Russia on a new course?

  • Reform gains steam in Russia

    Reform’s purchase of a new building in Moscow may be a sign that the movement, long considered an also-ran in the Jewish constellation of the former Soviet Union, is gaining steam in a place dominated by Jewish Orthodoxy.

  • Visa woes for Jews in Russia

    New visa rules in Russia are forcing Jewish organizations to scramble to avoid fines or the expulsion of their employees from the country. Meanwhile, compliance with the new rules is expected to come at very heavy expense.