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  • Russian Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)

    February 1, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    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.

    But that’s exactly what happened in...

  • Kazan’s Residents:

    By Marc Ballon

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Sunday in the park. A brilliant, bright sun warms the air. The frozen tundra has given way to seedlings, flowers and patches of green. On this day, memories of the harsh Russian winter recede like so much melted snow.

    Along with the blue skies and verdant forests, Judaism has...