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April 15, 2004
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A local government official in Russia was fired after making anti-Semitic remarks about Russia’s new prime minister.Vladimir Torbokov, deputy prime minister in charge of social issues in the eastern Russian region of Altai, was relieved of his duties April 5, soon after the local Postscriptum newspaper published Torbokov’s remarks about Mikhail Fradkov. Fradkov, who Jewish leaders believe had a Jewish father, appears to be a practicing Orthodox Christian.

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