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February 23, 2000
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Russian officials may ban a Jewish community because it failed to register by a deadline set forward in the nation’s 1997 Russian law on religion, according to the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. Unable to meet the deadline because of bureaucratic delays in Russian officialdom, the Overo Jewish community in the southwestern city of Voronezh and 12 other religious communities there face the possibility of losing the right to meet in public and to teach Judaism, the Washington-based group said.

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