A Russian Jew is recovering after being attacked by two men for being Jewish.
Oleg Polonsky, 40, went to a cafe in Volzhsky in Russia’s Volgograd region to eat dinner, but before he could order, he was approached by two men who saw his Star of David key chain, according to the Web site Jewish.ru.
The men asked, “Are you a Jew?” the June 18 report said. When Polonsky said yes, the two men attacked him, beating him to the point where he needed hospitalization for his injuries.
The police have not arrested anyone in connection with the beating, but the head of the local Jewish community has requested that the mayor oversee an investigation into the crime.