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Former Soviet Union

Historic Home to Khazars and Cantonists, Astrakhan Gets a Mikvah
Former Soviet Union
City’s first ritual bath in 90 years a certain sign of Jewish revival
The KGB’s Belated Apology for the Persecution and Death of the Rebbe’s Father
Former Soviet Union
This week marks 75 years since the passing in Soviet exile of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson
Chabad.org Research Sheds Light on Secret Soviet-Era Portrait
Former Soviet Union
Marking 92nd anniversary of the release of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn from Soviet imprisonment
The Secret Picture of the Lubavitcher Rebbe That Fueled the Soviet Jewish Underground
Former Soviet Union
A search for the story behind the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe’s lone Soviet portrait yields not one, but two photos
Chabad of Irkutsk Mobilizing to Aid Siberia Flood Victims
Former Soviet Union
15 dead as assistance is sought for thousands in Siberia
First Jewish President of Ukraine Holds ‘Historic’ Meeting With Rabbis
Former Soviet Union
Comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky greets Ukraine’s Chabad rabbis
On Ukraine Frontline, Prepping for Chanukah Under Martial Law
Former Soviet Union
Public menorah will be lit in Mariupol, industrial port on Sea of Azov
Battled Hitler, Killed by the Soviets, Chassidic Latvian Politician’s Bio Now in English
Former Soviet Union
Mordechai Dubin saved thousands, but his own family was killed by the Nazis, and he died in Soviet imprisonment
They Came for the World Cup and Stayed for Shabbat
Former Soviet Union
Thousands from around the globe came to Russia and are learning that Judaism there isn’t just history
Vandalized Again, Historic Jewish Cemetery in Mariupol Is Near Destruction
Former Soviet Union
Gravestones toppled, ground overrun with weeds and trees
Jewish Communities Across Russia Open Doors to World Cup Jewish Visitors
Former Soviet Union
Chabad preps for thousands of fans, including a large contingent from South America
Siberian Wood Synagogue Built by Jewish Child Soldiers Returned
Former Soviet Union
A turbulent history of young Jewish conscripts
‘Revenge’ Threatened in Slur Painted on Ukraine Synagogue
Former Soviet Union
With Chanukah approaching, Chabad of Uzhgorod to upgrade security, increase outreach
Muslim Republic President Lauds Chabad at Yeshivah Opening
Former Soviet Union
Tomchei Temimim opening coincides with birthday of the Rebbe Rashab
Yeshivah Opens in the Muslim Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
Former Soviet Union
It follows the refurbishment of the Central Synagogue in the city of Kazan
Soviets Shut This Yeshivah 82 Years Ago. Now, It’s Reopening
Former Soviet Union
Tomchei Temimim branch returns to Malakhovka, a suburb of Moscow
Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Ukraine Town ‘Cleansed’ by the Nazis of Its Jews
Former Soviet Union
Entire Jewish population of Svaliava was sent to Auschwitz in May 1944
Building the First Public Mikvah in Birobidzhan, in Russia’s Far East
Former Soviet Union
The historic Yiddish-speaking city to celebrate 20 years of renewal and revival
Knesset Speaker ‘Repays Debt’ to Soviet-Era Chassidic Outlaws
Former Soviet Union
With an eye to the future, Yuli Edelstein relives his story of religious persecution in Russia
Jewish Man in Ukraine Attacked With Ax
Former Soviet Union
Young father and active member of the community is in stable, but critical condition
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