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  • The Subbotniks: an Armenian community on the fringe of extinction

    By Yasha Levine

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A community of rural residents in the former Soviet Union, descended from Russian peasants who converted to Judaism two centuries ago, may soon be consigned to the dustbin of history.
    Mikhail Zharkov, the 76-year-old leader of Armenia's tiny Subbotnik community, said only 13 of...