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October 27, 2006
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A synagogue in eastern Russia was vandalized Thursday. Swastikas, anti-Semitic slogans and the words “Jews, get away to Israel” were discovered on the walls of the synagogue in Vladivostok, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia reported. Israel Silberstein, rabbi of the Russian seaport on the Pacific, did not rule out the possibility that the incident was connected to a rally held last week by local radical nationalists and neo-Nazi skinheads. The incident was the third in recent weeks in which vandals targeted Russian synagogues. Previously, synagogues in Astrakhan in southern Russia and in Khabarovsk, also in the Russian Far East, were vandalized.

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