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Russian Federation

Bomb targets Russian Jewish community leader

An explosive envelope sent to the president of the Jewish community of Tatarstan, Mikhail Abramovich Skoblionok, went off, wounding the president and his aide, who were evacuated to a local hospital.

Russia to expel Siberian rabbi

An Israeli-born rabbi serving as the chief rabbi for the Jewish community in Siberia is facing deportation, after apparently being accused of espionage.

“Soviet Sinatra” who promoted Jewish culture and ties with Israel dies at 80

Popular Russian singer and lawmaker Iosif Kobzon — whose promotion of Jewish culture in the Soviet Union aided the establishment of its ties with Israel in 1991 — died aged 80.

Suspect identified in antisemitic graffiti attack on Jewish centre in Russia

Russian authorities identified a suspect in the antisemitic graffiti attack on a Jewish centre in the Russian village of Lyubavichi, the cradle of the Chabad Hasidic movement.

Swastikas daubed on Chabad centre in Russia

Unidentified vandals scrawled antisemitic slogans on the fence of a Jewish cultural centre in the Russian village of Lyubavichi, the cradle of the Chabad Hasidic movement.

Russian football federation fined for fans’ neo-Nazi banner at World Cup

Russia’s football federation has been fined by FIFA because a fan displayed a neo-Nazi banner at a World Cup game.

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