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  • After Russian exodus, Jews rebuild communities

    March 13, 2012 | 11:05 am

    While Saddam Hussein’s forces shelled Israel during the Gulf War, 12-year-old Alex Kalmikov arrived at Ben Gurion Airport from Soviet Georgia. “Three days later we had our first gas mask alarm,” he recalled.

    In what is considered by many to be the second major Jewish exodus...

  • A Growing Presence

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It has taken roughly three decades for L.A.'s community of Russian-speaking Jews to steadily, if incrementally, gain a foothold in Jewish American and mainstream American life.

    "In the Russian Jewish community, you didn't have, until the early '90s, any organization," said Miriam...