Tag: Jews in Russia

Jewish Scholar Fleeing ‘Nazi-Like Atmosphere’ of Putin’s Russia

July 27, 2015

Staunton, July 26 – Ilya Frank, a Jewish linguist whose approach has defined how Russians study foreign languages for more than a decade, has decided he and his family must leave Moscow for Israel because of what he describes as “a Nazi-like atmosphere” there, one he quickly identified because of his familiarity with German writings […]

Antisemitism Re-Emerging in Russia, Moscow Jewish Writer Says

October 29, 2014

Staunton, October 29 – A Moscow Jewish writer who attracted international attention three years ago for a column which declared that antisemitism no longer was a problem in the Russian Federation now says that her own experiences show that tragically this ancient “fear and hatred” is returning alongside other national hatreds. Alina Farkash, whose 2011 […]

Moscow’s Support for Non-Russians Isn’t Determined by Their Size, Muslim Commentator Says

July 23, 2014

Staunton, July 21 – Russian officials have often argued that the amount of government support for the titular nationalities of the non-Russian republics of the Russian Federation should reflect their share of the population rather than the fact that these republics are the national homes of those nations. But in fact, a Muslim commentator says, […]