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Israeli ambassador slams Russia for blocking international definition of antisemitism

Israel’s ambassador in Moscow criticised Russia for blocking the international adoption of a definition of antisemitism, an act which he linked to a recent string of allegedly racist statements...

Russian MP says ancestors of politicians “boiled Christians in cauldrons”

A pro-Kremlin Russian MP came under fire on Monday after saying the ancestors of local Jewish opposition figures in Saint-Petersburg “boiled Christians in cauldrons,” sparking indignation from Russia’s Jewish...

Holocaust survivor’s opera premieres at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre

Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre has premiered Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera 'Idiot', based on the world renowned masterpiece of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The famous story of the 19th century impoverished Russian aristocrat Prince Myshkin,...

Europe’s Russian-speaking Jews hold Limmud event in UK

More than 700 Russian-speaking Jews from across Europe attended the first ever Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) European regional conference in the UK in the Royal Borough of Windsor...

Russian rabbi threatened with expulsion

A Russian Jewish group said it was perplexed with the recent accusations against the rabbi of the Jewish community of Sochi, a coastal resort on the Black Sea. The Federation...

Russian deputy speaker blames Jews for non-return of St. Petersburg cathedral to Orthodox Church

Pyotr Tolstoy, great grandson of writer Leo Tolstoy and deputy speaker of parliament, has blamed Jews for the campaign to prevent the return of St. Petersburg’s famed St. Isaac’s...

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