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The articles in this issue have been divided up into the following categories







Russian Jewry

Taken from:
Academic Response To Antisemitism & Racism in Europe (Arare)
Chairman: Professor Eric Moonman


An interfaith conference was held in Moscow last October and was attended by representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Congress of Jewish Religious Communities of Russia and the Council of Muftis of Russia, as well as from other religious communities functioning in Russia. Scholars from the United States and Europe also participated. Organised by a Russian group which promotes inter-religious dialogue and supported by the government and by the Federation of Jewish Organisations, the Conference was entitled "Search for Paths of Peace and Harmony: Common Responsibility of Christians, Moslems and Jews" and was held in the official residence of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. The conference represents the first time that Jewish-Islamic and Jewish-Russian Orthodox dialogue was conducted within Russia on such a high level.


In an unprecedented gesture to Russian Jewry, President Putin spent 90 minutes at the dedication of a Lubavitch synagogue which had been repeatedly bombed by neo-Nazis. The former KGB officer used the occasion to decry anti-semitism and to laud the revival of Judaism in Russia.

The hate crimes in Russia extend beyond the Jews. African diplomats in Moscow reportedly fear for their safety after being targeted by neo-Nazi skinheads believed to be working in co-operation with the KKK (Klu Klux Klan) and German extremists.







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