Graffiti reappears by Russian JCC


Swastikas reappeared on a wall facing a Jewish community center in Russia a day after graffiti had been painted over.

Community leaders in the city of Ivanovo, 85 miles northeast of Moscow, have become increasingly discouraged with a lack of community support in the face of a rash of anti-Semitic graffiti.

Vandals last week spray-painted a swastika on the entryway of the home of Ervin Kirshtein, a local Jewish leader.


Kirshtein said that regional law enforcement agencies “either don’t want to or are unable to fight against fascism,” the Regnum news agency reported.


In an unrelated incident, vandals painted swastikas and stars of David on 15 gravestones in the Nizhny Novgorod region, according to


The vandals knocked over 10 gravestones and smashed five more. Police are investigating the incident among other recent anti-Semitic attacks.



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