A Russian synagogue was desecrated. Extremist slogans and swastikas were painted on the walls of the shul in Voronezh on Saturday night, according to the Interfax news agency. The attack follows a March 6 incident in which vandals toppled 20 headstones in the southwestern Russian city’s Jewish cemetery.
The region’s first deputy prosecutor, Nikolay Tretyakov, began legal proceedings based on Russian laws against vandalism and “public calls to extremist actions” after visiting the scene with a local investigative team. No suspects have been detained.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.