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August 31, 2006
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The teaching of Orthodox Christianity in public schools will hurt Jews and other minorities in Russia, a Russian Jewish leader said. Berel Lazar, one of Russia’s two chief rabbis, said Wednesday in an interview with a Moscow radio station that the introduction in four Russian regions of a new subject called the “Foundations of Russian Orthodox Culture” will “divide children into different classes” and ostracize minorities.

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