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Former Soviet Union

Former Soviet Union

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30 Years Since Chernobyl: How 3,000 Children Were Airlifted Out of Nuclear Disaster
Former Soviet Union
A tale of Soviet lies, a newspaper baron, Romanian airplanes and the sweeping rescue of Jewish youth
Ukrainian City Renames Street in Honor of the Rebbe
Former Soviet Union
The people initiated the name change, recognizing Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson as a local hero
Soviet Underground Rabbi Honored on Capitol Hill
Former Soviet Union
Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman addresses Jewish American Heritage Month gathering in Washington, D.C.
Soviet Jewish Underground Rabbi to Receive Honor at U.S. Senate
Former Soviet Union
The acclaimed author and activist tells a story of survival and assistance for fellow Jews
Mystery Solved: Historic Ark Cover Finds Way Back to Russian Synagogue
Former Soviet Union
Missing for 100 years, it is now on display in the recently renovated building
Once ‘Unthinkable,’ Ukraine’s President Appoints a Jewish Prime Minister
Former Soviet Union
Election of Volodymyr Groysman, grandson of a Holocaust survivor, is another sign of change
Today, A Moscow With More Synagogues Than Ever
Former Soviet Union
28 Chabad centers redefine Jewish communal life in Russia’s capital
First Prayer Room for Female Jewish Prisoners Opens in Russia
Former Soviet Union
A refuge of sorts, where women can meet, pray and light Shabbat candles
The Small Town Where Ukraine’s Jews Go to Gain Strength
Former Soviet Union
In good times and bad, Jews have visited the resting place of Chabad’s founder in Haditch, Ukraine
Governor of Stalinist ‘Jewish Homeland’ Gets a Bar Mitzvah
Former Soviet Union
New Birobidzhan leader promises to build the city’s first mikvah
L’Chaim on a Moscow Train Platform: 25th Year Since the Fall of the USSR
Former Soviet Union
Secret Chassidic gatherings ensured a Jewish renaissance
Near China Border, Russian Prime Minister Joins Dedication of Jewish Center
Former Soviet Union
Vladivostok center is a major new addition to Jewish life there
Crowd of Celebrants in Ivanovo, Russia, Hails New Synagogue
Former Soviet Union
Growing community's center includes classrooms, a library, kosher cafeteria and more
5,000 Kids in Russia and Ukraine Get a Free Shopping Spree
Former Soviet Union
A joint effort works to provide warmth, comfort and confidence to Jewish children in 50 different cities
Two Historic Synagogues Reopen in Russia, One After 90 Years of Disuse
Former Soviet Union
Grand Synagogue of Kaluga and 130-year-old ‘Small Synagogue’ in St. Petersburg are refurbished
‘There’s No Road Home to Donetsk’ as Jewish Community Prepares for Yom Kippur in Kiev
Former Soviet Union
As reality sets in, a refugee community rethinks the future
Restoration of 100-Year-Old Synagogue Celebrated in Kazan, Russia
Former Soviet Union
The Jewish community welcomes the new look of an old building, as the city itself makes improvements
Moscow Scribal Center Offers Russian Jews a Holier Type of Luxury
Former Soviet Union
Tefillin, mezuzahs and more will be crafted, sold and repaired at shop in central part of the city
City’s First Jewish Center Dedicated in the Heart of Siberia
Former Soviet Union
Many local residents had never been in a synagogue or seen a Torah scroll
Ukraine’s President Meets With Chabad Rabbi, Other Religious Leaders in Kiev
Former Soviet Union
They discuss current unease in the country as ceasefire falls apart
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