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  • Quarter of Russia’s 200 top billionaires are Jews

    November 3, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    A member of Russia’s Human Rights Council condemned a news website that said that nearly a quarter of Russia’s top billionaires are Jews.

    Nikolai Svanidze of the council – a Kremlin-affiliated body with no executive powers –- made the condemnation last week against Lenta.ru,...

  • Russian Jewish billionaires sing ‘Hallelujah’ (and thank God it’s over)

    June 26, 2014 | 9:52 am

    If time really is money, then the song that producer Igor Sandler recorded on Tuesday at his Moscow studio not only will be the longest tune ever released, but may be among the costliest to make.

    That’s because the people singing in Sandler’s bid to enter the Guinness Book of...

  • Party at Russian synagogue-Holocaust memorial causes uproar

    February 5, 2014 | 10:07 am

    The Russian Jewish Congress is defending itself against criticism for renting out a Moscow synagogue that also functions as a Holocaust memorial for a party.

    Russia’s Bank of Industrial and Investment Settlements, or PIR Bank, celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Poklonnaya...

  • Eastern European giving

    October 11, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Wearing an elegant dress and a name tag, Dasha Fedoseeva flitted among the tables during a recent Jewish community dinner in Moscow just after Rosh Hashanah.

    Fedoseeva wasn’t just a guest. She was part of a team of young Jewish volunteers whose goal was to mingle and charm older...