“In the message, Putin noted that while it was important for Russian Jews to remain close to their customs, he emphasized they had a duty to contribute to Russia”

Putin tells Russian Jews he expects ‘hefty contribution’ in New Year’s message
September 25, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Russian Jews to make a “hefty contribution” to the country’s multiethnic identity Sunday, in a Rosh Hashanah greeting overshadowed by tensions between the Kremlin and the country’s Jewish community amid the invasion of Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Jews have left Russia since the onslaught began in February, and thousands more are expected to flee to Israel and elsewhere as Moscow plans a partial call-up of reservists to contribute to the war effort. READ MORE

TIMES OF ISRAEL Antisemitism seen seeping into Russian media landscape as Ukraine invasion slows Recent incidents include talk show host listing the names of Jews faulted for lacking patriotism, veteran columnist compiling list of known Jews, branding them ‘foreign agents’

This entry was posted in Israel & Middle East, Jewish, Politics and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.