Anti-Semitism hotline reinstated in Russia


(JTA) — The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia is reinstating an anti-Semitism hotline.

The hotline, based in Moscow, helps connect victims of anti-Semitism with lawyers who can advise them of their rights, the AEN news agency reported Wednesday, according to UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union.

Earlier this month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared that anti-Semitism in Russia is "much less prevalent" than in the past. He made his remarks during a meeting with the head of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Russian Chief Eabbi Berl Lazar, according to UCSJ.  

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