Following the dissemination of an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory by a politician from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s party, a chief rabbi of Russia called on the government to stamp out hate speech against Jews.
A Russian diplomat sought to reassure Israel on Tuesday that its security would not be harmed by the winding down of Moscow’s intervention in the Syrian civil war, but Israel’s armed forces chief said the ramifications were not yet clear.
In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a military withdrawal from Syria.
When the six members of the Simcha klezmer band hauled their instruments into a dilapidated rehearsal space, no one suspected they were about to hijack a government building in this large, clean city some 450 miles east of Moscow.
Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky sued Russia in an international court over his inability to operate an airport in Crimea.
The European Court of Human Rights ordered the Russian government to pay $35,000 to a Jewish activist from Moscow whom authorities illegally imprisoned at a demonstration.
A day after officials announced a deal between Russia and Israel to cooperate in the war on terror, Moscow was criticized for the civilian toll its bombing in Syria has caused.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the synagogue of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east shortly after its reopening.
On the only road connecting this affluent village on Moscow’s western outskirts, Russian secret service agents are blocking all inbound traffic. Drivers bound for Zhukovka pull over and step out to smoke while chatting with other motorists as a line of luxury cars grows on the shoulder of a two-lane road.
A Russian military jet violated Israeli airspace but was not shot down, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said.