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Global Post: “A century after the revolution, Russians build monuments to the czars”
ARTICLES / Russia

Global Post: “A century after the revolution, Russians build monuments to the czars”

Credit: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters A Russian lawmaker speaking on TV recently described something amazing happening to a statue of the last Russian emperor in Crimea: The stone torso had begun to weep. PRI could not yet independently verify such an occurrence. But the symbolism of the politician’s remarks was weighty. “People bring their ill children to … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Before the Bolsheviks, this man abolished Russia’s Pale of Settlement”
ARTICLES / Russia

The Times of Israel: “Before the Bolsheviks, this man abolished Russia’s Pale of Settlement”

This fall, the Jewish community in Russia is commemorating an often overlooked result of the Russian Revolution — the achievement of equal rights for the country’s Jews. Exactly one century ago, in 1917, the Russian government signed a decree establishing equality for all religions and ethnicities. The edict officially abolished the Pale of Settlement — … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “100 years on, international conferences debate Jewish role in Russian Revolution”
ARTICLES / Russia / Ukraine / United States

The Times of Israel: “100 years on, international conferences debate Jewish role in Russian Revolution”

It is now 100 years since the revolution that brought down the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. For Jews, the fall of Tsarist Russia meant a new relative freedom: the end to the Pale of Settlement, which had prevented Jews from living in big cities, and the abolition of all other anti-Semitic laws, such as quotas … Continue reading

The Jerusalem Post: “A dubious anniversary”
ARTICLES / Russia

The Jerusalem Post: “A dubious anniversary”

This fall, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow is organizing special exhibits and lectures to mark the 100- year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. On display will be leaflets from Jewish political parties and paintings by Russian-Jewish revolutionary artists, as well as letters and diary entries of Jewish revolutionaries such as Leon Trotsky. … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Russian TV series claims Jewish Trotsky masterminded bloody 1917 revolution”
ARTICLES / Russia

The Times of Israel: “Russian TV series claims Jewish Trotsky masterminded bloody 1917 revolution”

A hundred years after the Russian revolution, the Russians are claiming that a Jew was behind it — at least according to a new television drama. An eight-episode series entitled “Trotsky” argues it was Jewish revolutionary Leon Trotsky — and not Vladimir Lenin — who masterminded the revolution that brought the communists to power. The … Continue reading

The Boston Globe: “Cambridge cafes are closing earlier and night owls are not happy”
America / ARTICLES / United States / USA

The Boston Globe: “Cambridge cafes are closing earlier and night owls are not happy”

CAMBRIDGE — If you are one of those university students who enjoys working on a laptop at a cafe at night, you don’t really have anywhere to go in Cambridge anymore. That’s because practically all the late-night coffee shops in the city are now closing earlier than they did a year ago — and there … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Roma Holocaust survivors look to Jews as model for recognition — and reparation”
ARTICLES / Moldova

The Times of Israel: “Roma Holocaust survivors look to Jews as model for recognition — and reparation”

CHISINAU, Moldova –This September, about 70 Roma survivors of World War II in Moldova will receive compensation from Germany. But the reparations given to these elderly people in Europe’s poorest country will not take the form of cash — only food and coal to use as fuel, and only for a few months. The budget … Continue reading