Soviet Union

Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

Pinchus Kahanovich, Jewish writer and anti-fascist resistance fighter, perished in Soviet camp for political prisoners.JTA, 8/30/2017, 6:32 PM
This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

Soviet-era monument to victims of Nazi atrocities is one of the largest such monuments in the world, the size of 10 football fields.JTA, 8/14/2017, 10:43 PM
65 years later, Soviet officer faces prosecution in Ukraine

65 years later, Soviet officer faces prosecution in Ukraine

Ukraine prosecutors open murder investigation against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer.JTA, 5/1/2017, 2:14 PM
Jews with Russian heritage protest Trump's planned refugee ban

Jews with Russian heritage protest Trump's planned refugee ban

American Jews with roots in former Soviet Union sign petition protesting Trump plan to block Muslim refugees.JTA, 1/28/2017, 6:30 PM
Report: Abbas was a K.G.B. agent

Report: Abbas was a K.G.B. agent

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was a K.G.B. agent, according to an exclusive report from Israel's Channel 1.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2016, 8:15 PM
Did the Soviets deliver nukes to Egypt in 1973?

Did the Soviets deliver nukes to Egypt in 1973?

United States went on high alert in October 1973 because of intelligence indicating that the Soviet Union was delivering nukes to Egypt.JTA, 8/30/2016, 2:04 AM
Holocaust hero Wallenberg executed by Soviets

Holocaust hero Wallenberg executed by Soviets

KGB chief's journal reveals fate of Swedish diplomat instrumental in saving thousands of Jews from Holocaust.JTA, 8/8/2016, 1:35 PM
Natan Sharansky marks 30 years

Natan Sharansky marks 30 years

30 years after making Aliyah, former Prisoner of Zion speaks about Soviet Jewry's rediscovery of their Jewish identity and 'enormous power.'Yoni Kempinski, 2/26/2016, 9:01 AM
Postmodern cultural totalitarianism has changed the very nature of man

Postmodern cultural totalitarianism has changed the very nature of man

Cultural totalitarianism did the impossible - it changed the very nature of man. An abstract ideology has suppressed the mind and senses - and the ability to feel compassion for real victims. Alexander Maistrovoy , 1/26/2016, 5:17 PM
Anti-Zionism in the Post-War USSR and Today's Russia

Anti-Zionism in the Post-War USSR and Today's Russia

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Russian and International Studies Prof. André Gerrits: "Communists have always seen Zionism as a petty bourgeois deviant, as well as an expression of Jewish nationalism".Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 5/28/2014, 12:37 PM
Wife of Knesset Speaker Edelstein Passes Away

Wife of Knesset Speaker Edelstein Passes Away

Tatiana Edelstein, aliyah activist, Hebrew teacher and engineer, passes away at 63 from serious illness.Ari Yashar, 1/24/2014, 9:33 AM
Abbas In Russia To Sign Energy Deal

Abbas In Russia To Sign Energy Deal

Abbas meets Russian PM and president to sign $1 billion natural gas project in Gaza, hails Russian 'friends of Palestine.'Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 6:47 PM
New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films

New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films

"Nearly three million people, were murdered on the territory of the Soviet Union and it’s just not part of the popular public imagination"Arutz Sheva, 7/18/2013, 9:45 PM
‘How Can the Left Admire Stalin?’

‘How Can the Left Admire Stalin?’

“Stalin, like Hitler, was one of the greatest murderers of all time,” he said.Maayana Miskin, 3/10/2013, 12:57 PM
Hundreds of Former Soviet Jews Celebrate Heritage

Hundreds of Former Soviet Jews Celebrate Heritage

Hundreds of Jews have gathered in the former Soviet republic of Moldova to celebrate the Jewish heritage of the former Soviet countries.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 5:46 AM
Edelstein Marks 25 Years Since Prison Release

Edelstein Marks 25 Years Since Prison Release

Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein held a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of his release from a Soviet prison.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2012, 6:15 AM
FSU Dissident Yelena Bonner, 88

FSU Dissident Yelena Bonner, 88

Former Jewish Soviet Union dissident Yelena Bonner has died in a Boston hospital at the age of 88.Chana Ya'ar, 6/19/2011, 4:23 PM