Famous Russian Jews

Last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II
Books: Ignoble death

Robert Service explores the final year of the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II.tra

By COLIN SHINDLER
01/06/2017
Anton Yelchin
Jewish actor Anton Yelchin of 'Star Trek' films dies in freak accident

"My idea of being a Jew is in the alignment of the history of the Jews in Russia."

By REUTERS
20/06/2016
World Zionist Congress 2015
Bringing Russian-speaking Jewry into the global Jewish partnership

While staunchly proud Jews and Zionists, many in the communities, especially in the US, are unable to pay for an exorbitantly-priced Jewish education for their children.

By ALEX SELSKY
01/02/2016
Red Square
Former Russian press head found dead in Washington DC hotel after heart attack

Lesin was once head of the state-controlled media giant Gazprom-Media but resigned in 2014.

By REUTERS
08/11/2015
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground-attack planes fly in formation over the Red Square
Leviev denies his son was in Moscow crash

Reports emerging from Russia in recent days have suggested that Thomas Leviev, a student at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, age 18, was the son of Lev Leviev.

22/10/2015
Red Square
Prominent Russian Jew shot near Moscow Jewish museum

The lone assailant delivered a single projectile to Ustinov’s neck before fleeing the scene.

By JTA
17/07/2015
A memorial for Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel.
Books: 'Open Up the Iron Door'

Rabbi Avi Weiss tells the story of the struggle for Soviet Jewry from an insider’s perspective.

Vladimir Slepak
Remembering Vladimir Slepak, a modern-day Moses

Slepack, realizing there was no future for Jews in the communist Soviet Union, spent years planning his exit, aliya.

By LAURA BIALIS
26/04/2015
Opposition leader Boris Nemstsov
Nemtsov murder reminds Russian Jews of lingering anti-Semitism

“His murder is the low point in a process that started about two years ago which has left the Jewish intelligentsia and its milieu feeling more uneasy than ever before in post-communist Russia.”

By JTA
03/03/2015
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