St.Petersburg: Attack reported on Jewish cemetery

A spokesman for the Jewish community in Russia's second-largest city said Tuesday that about 40 grave stones were recently damaged in St. Petersburg's

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A spokesman for the Jewish community in Russia's second-largest city said Tuesday that about 40 grave stones were recently damaged in St. Petersburg's Jewish cemetery and said vandals have attacked a Jewish restaurants twice this month.Mark Grubarg said the latest attack on the restaurant, called Shalom, occurred Monday when assailants threw stones through its windows. Russia and the Soviet Union have a long history of anti-Semitism and fears of its resurgence have risen in recent months.Grubarg, however, noted that no anti-Semitic signs were left either in the cemetery vandalism or the restaurant attacks, so simple hooliganism could not be ruled out.