An advocacy group for Jews in the former Soviet Union changed its name. The group formerly known as the National Conference on Soviet Jewry is now NCSJ: Advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia. The change “formalizes the organized American Jewish community’s long-held public recognition that the successor states are independent and that the Soviet Union is dead,” said the group’s president, Dennis Braham.
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