Friday, September 22, 2006

Attacks on Synagogues in Russia

There have been more attacks on synagogues in Russia, this time in the city of Khabarovsk (in Russia's Far East,) and in Astrakhan (on the Volga in Southern Russia). Of the Khabarovsk attack, AP writes:
Unidentified attackers on Friday hurled stones at a synagogue in a far eastern Russian city, shattering windows but hurting no one, officials said.

The pre-dawn attack on the synagogue in Khabarovsk, a city of 580,000 on the border with China, was the latest sign of rising xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Russia.

The regional department of the Interior Ministry said the attack occurred in the pre-dawn hours Friday when the synagogue was empty. A criminal investigation was launched.
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