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Вандалы осквернили памятник жертвам гитлеризма

1 июля был осквернен Мемориал «Помним ради будущего» жертвам геноцида – мирным жителям Новомосковского района, расстрелянным фашистами в 1941-43 гг.», расположенный в г.Новомосковск Днепропетровской области.  Неизвестные вандалы нанесли на монумент различные изображения, в том числе нацистскую свастику и ее модификации[1]. По факту преступления Новомосковский городской отдел милиции возбудил уголовное дело…

May 10, 2012- June 10, 2012 A Brief UCSJ Report on the Situation of Xenophobia, Racism and Intolerance in the Russian Federation

During the review period, nationalist forces continued to be an active part of the protest movement. They were present during the so-called “March of Millions” on May 6 on Bolotnaya  Square, at least 2 participants of the nationalist movement were arrested for alleged “mass riots”.  The SOVA center reports that…

Sergei Magnitsky

UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union The Voice of Emigration, Jewish Survival, and Human Rights in the Former Soviet Union Since 1970   June 13, 2012 Dear Member of Congress, We are religious and human rights organizations which work together on issues of international importance and today we are…

Dress Like an Orthodox Jew

Tourists in town for Euro 2012 have been urged to avoid a restaurant in the Ukraine that invites customers to dress up as and mimic Orthodox Jews. According to Dr Ephraim Zuroff, the Nazi-hunter and a director of the human rights organisation the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, "At the Golden Rose"…

Grave-digging in Feodosia

On April 22nd the  Jewish organizations of Simferopol arrived at the 10th kilometer mark on the Feodosia Highway to plant seedlings in honor of the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance day.  On December 11-13 1941 over 14,000 Jews and Krymchaks were murdered by the Nazis in the tank defense moats at…