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'The man who freed Soviet Jewry' - Jews mourn Gorbachev

Jewish organizations mourn the death of the last Soviet leader, who lifted the Iron Curtain, and freed 3 million Soviet Jews.

'The man who freed Soviet Jewry' - Jews mourn Gorbachev

Did Jews bring down the USSR?

The resilience of a handful of Jews against relentless assimilation may have contributed to the downfall of the Soviet empire.

Did Jews bring down the USSR?

Watch: Last Soviet leader celebrates 90th birthday

Mikhail Gorbachev, responsible for allowing Soviet Jews to begin their exile from the country, celebrated his 90th birthday today.

Watch: Last Soviet leader celebrates 90th birthday

Watch: The Man Who Opened the Gates for Soviet Jewry

Mark Dymshitz wanted desperately to leave the USSR for Israel. His actions would pave the way for thousands to find freedom.

Watch: The Man Who Opened the Gates for Soviet Jewry

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

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