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  2/20/2013, Adar 10, 5773

Putin Won't Return Disputed Chabad Archive to U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he refused to return a historic but disputed Jewish archive to the United States because doing so would "open a Pandora's box", AFP reports.

Putin spoke after a U.S. judge slapped a daily fine of $50,000 on Moscow last month for its failure to comply with a 2010 order to return the sacred texts.