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Mourning the Passing of Zinovy (“Zunya”) Kogan

Zinovy Kogan, founder and guiding spirit of the first Progressive movement congregation in the Former Soviet Union, congregation Hineini in Moscow, died in Moscow on Friday, May 1, 2020. May his memory be a blessing.

Yefim Haim Goldberg, celebrated Russian-Jewish war veteran, dies at 106

Yefim Haim Goldberg, a 106-year-old Jewish veteran of World War II who was honoured frequently by the governments of Belarus and Russia has passed away, aged 106.

Synagogue in Arkhangelsk badly damaged in suspected arson attack

Arsonists have attacked a synagogue in Russia's northwestern city of Arkhangelsk, the latest attack on the property since 2015.

Moscow Jewish Museum launches online exhibition on love during Holocaust

Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center launched an online exhibition titled “(Not) a Good Time for Love - Love stories from Holocaust survivors.”

Moscow congregation to self-isolate after rabbi gets coronavirus

The congregation of a Moscow synagogue has been placed under quarantine after one of its rabbis contracted the coronavirus.

Russian MPs call for relaxing rules on Nazi symbols

Russian lawmakers have voted to lift a legal ban on displays of Nazi symbols like swastikas as long as they are not intended to promote fascist ideology.

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