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Russian Federation

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.

Holocaust survivor, 90, stabbed to death in her Moscow apartment

A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was murdered in her Moscow apartment.

Moscow Cops Arrest Man for Antisemitic Vandalism at Jewish Educational Center

Police in Moscow arrested a man for vandalizing the offices of a Russian Jewish organization in an antisemitic attack.

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.

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