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February 28, 2005
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The head of the Russian Orthodox church said the Jewish community can count on his support in the fight against anti-Semitism. Patriarch Alexi II made his comments to Rabbi Zinoviy Kogan of Moscow in the wake of recent developments — including an anti-Semitic letter from Russian lawmakers and controversial national TV shows with an anti-Semitic tone — that heightened fears among Russian Jews.

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