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Russian Federation

Holocaust memorial desecrated near St. Petersburg

In Puschkin, Leningrad region, a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust "Formula of Sorrow" was vandalized with offensive inscription in white paint.

Russian university fires lecturer who denied Holocaust

A prestigious university in Moscow said it would fire a professor who denied the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Siberian synagogue unveils 3m tall hanukiah made of ice

A synagogue in Tomsk, a Siberian city in Russia, has unveiled a giant hanukiah made of ice.

Jewish prisoner in Russian penal colony goes on hunger strike to get Shabbat off

A Russian-Jewish man imprisoned near Moscow said he’s going on a hunger strike to protest the violation of his religious rights.

Obninsk, home of the world’s first nuclear power plant, gets its first synagogue

A synagogue has opened for the first time in Obninsk, a city near Moscow that was built in 1945 to accommodate the staff of the world’s first nuclear power plant.

Dozens of headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Russia

Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Russian city of St. Petersburg were smashed.

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