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  • For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability

    March 3, 2015 | 9:59 am

    During the past two years, Dima Zicer has skipped several political rallies opposing the chauvinistic policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    A Jewish scholar of education from St. Petersburg, Zicer, 55, has limited hope for change in a country that is ranked 148th in the...

  • Kremlin says Putin, Obama urge swift end to bloodshed in Ukraine

    February 10, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama highlighted in a phone call on Tuesday the need for a political solution to the "internal" conflict in Ukraine to swiftly end the bloodshed there, the Kremlin said in a statement.

    The Kremlin also said the two...

  • Putin in Passover greeting: Russian Jews make huge contribution

    April 17, 2014 | 4:39 pm

    Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community.

    Putin sent the greeting on Monday, the news site shturem.net reported Thursday, after meeting Rabbi Berel...

  • Russia ‘disappointed’ by Obama cancelling Putin meeting, Kremlin says

    August 7, 2013 | 12:50 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to cancel a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is disappointing, but he is still welcome in Russia, a top Kremlin foreign policy aide said on Wednesday.

    "We are disappointed by the U.S. administration's decision to cancel...

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  • France opens murder inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s death

    August 28, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    French prosecutors have opened a murder inquiry into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    Arafat’s family filed legal action in July asking French authorities to look into claims that he had been poisoned. Traces of radioactive polonium were found on Arafat’s...

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