The Times of Israel: “Russian-Jewish filmmakers immortalize murdered Putin critic as ‘Boris Nemtsov, Jew’”
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The Times of Israel: “Russian-Jewish filmmakers immortalize murdered Putin critic as ‘Boris Nemtsov, Jew’”

Two years on, Russia hasn’t forgotten the tragic murder outside the Kremlin of Boris Nemtsov, the Jewish anti-Putin politician. He’s become something of a cult figure in a country known for silencing dissenters. There are now at least four films out about the martyred man, and some put the number as high as eight. At … Continue reading

The Forward: “Why this Russian Jew thinks Donald Trump is absolutely right about Russia”
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The Forward: “Why this Russian Jew thinks Donald Trump is absolutely right about Russia”

Until I watched second Presidential Debate, I didn’t like anything about Donald Trump. I am not a Republican. I believe in universal healthcare and I don’t think it’s a great idea to build a wall on the Mexican border. But during the debate, I heard Trump say something that I couldn’t agree with more: “I … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “100 years later, Sholem Aleichem’s censored tales available in Russian”
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The Times of Israel: “100 years later, Sholem Aleichem’s censored tales available in Russian”

What could be easier than to buy up the Land of Israel from the Turks?” writes Sholem Aleichem in a Yiddish-language short story entitled “Homesickness.” The story describes how the inhabitants of an imaginary Russian shtetl are introduced to Zionism. “At first, of course, they’d have to bargain — but a ruble more or a … Continue reading

The Forward: “Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship”
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The Forward: “Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship”

Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be … Continue reading

Christian Science Monitor: “Why some Cambodians speak Russian?”
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Christian Science Monitor: “Why some Cambodians speak Russian?”

A visitor to this small country might be surprised to hear some locals speaking Russian. This is because the former USSR established a scholarship program in 1982 to send Cambodian students to study in Soviet universities free of charge. Since then, more than 8,000 Cambodians received their degrees in Russia and in the republics of … Continue reading