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Will Putin make Russia great again?

MIDDLE ISRAEL: For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the USSR’s downfall 'was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'

Svetlana Ladigin: An inspiring story of determination

Born in Ukraine, Svetlana made aliyah with her mother and maternal grandparents when she was three years old.

By LISA SAMIN
16/12/2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin laments Soviet collapse as demise of 'historical Russia'

Putin, who served in the Soviet-era KGB, has previously described the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was ruled from Moscow, as the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century.

By REUTERS
12/12/2021

On this day: 13 Jews killed by Stalin in Night of the Murdered Poets

The killing of Soviet Jewish poets was seen as a crackdown against the Jewish Anti-fascist Committee and part of Stalin's increasingly antisemitic policies before his death.

12/08/2021
 David and Anna Schwartzman with the writer in Moscow, 1987

A friendship through Russia and America to Jerusalem

David immigrated to Israel as a child from Moscow, but his parents fought their way here as refuseniks in the USSR. The circumcision of their grandson took place in Jerusalem.

By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN
29/07/2021

35 year anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, world's worst nuclear accident

In 2016, the UN General Assembly designated April 26 as International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, recalling the long-term consequences of the disaster that continue to this day.

26/04/2021

70 Brooklyn yeshivas supported by laundered money - report

Since the early 2000s, two Miami businessmen have run a "commercial empire," as Radio Free Europe report puts it, answering to the Ukranian-Israeli billionaire oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyy.

Navalny protests hit Israeli streets as Tel Aviv calls for his release

Protesters gathered near the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv, carrying signs in Hebrew, English, and Russian reading "Free Navalny."

Jan Koum

Israeli gov't looking to harness tech impact of Russian-speaking Jews

Limmud Labs is designed to find young people like Brin, and “empower them to be active in their local and greater Jewish communities,” Omer Yankelevich, Israel’s minister of Diaspora Affairs said

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
31/10/2020
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky (second from right) and Knesse

Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People

Natan Sharansky's memoir explores his struggles within the USSR, and during his Israeli political career.

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
23/10/2020
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