Antisemitism in the Soviet Union
The 1917 Russian Revolution overthrew a centuries-old regime of official antisemitism in the Russian Empire. The success of the Soviet Union in dealing with this previous legacy of antisemitism, as we...
History of the Jews in Russia
The vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world. Within these territories the Jewish community flourished and developed many of modern Judaism...
History of the Jews in Russia - Wikipedia
Allegations of antisemitism on the part of Joseph Stalin
Though communist leaders including Joseph Stalin publicly denounced antisemitism, instances of antisemitism on Stalin's part have been witnessed by contemporaries and documented by historical sources....
Refusenik
Refusenik (Russian: отказник, otkaznik, from "отказ", otkaz "refusal") was an unofficial term for individuals, typically but not exclusively Soviet Jews, who were denied permission to emigrate ab...
Antisemitism in Ukraine
It is estimated that one third of Europe's Jews lived in Ukraine, which from 1791 to 1917 partly belonged to the Pale of Settlement. The concentration of Jews in this region made them an easy target f...
Antisemitism in Ukraine - Wikipedia
Kishinev pogrom
The Kishinev pogroms were an anti-Jewish riot that took place in Kishinev (Chişinău), then the capital of the province of Bessarabia in the Russian Empire (now the capital of the Republic of Moldova)...
Kishinev pogrom - Wikipedia
Koliyivschyna
Koliyivshchyna 1768-1769 (Ukrainian: Коліївщина, from Ukr. "impaling") was a Ukrainian Cossack and peasant rebellion against Poland and retaliation of the Bar Confederation pogroms against Ukrain...
Gavriil of Belostok
Gavriil Belostoksky or Zabludowsky (alternatively Gavrila or Gabriel, Russian: Гавриил Белостокский) (April 2 1684 - April 20, 1690) is a child saint in the Russian Orthodox Church. The legend of...
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Solomon Lozovsky
Solomon Lozovsky (Russian: Соломон Абрамович Лозовский, family birth name: Dridzo Russian: Дридзо, 1878–1952) was a prominent Bolshevik revolutionary, a high official in various parts of the S...
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Sergei Trufanov
Sergei Michailovich Trufanov ( Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Труфа́нов; formerly Hieromonk Iliodor or Heliodorus; October 19, 1880 – 28 January 1952) was a lapsed hieromonk, a charismatic churchman, an...
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Doctors' plot
The Doctors' plot (Russian: дело врачей [delo vrachey, "doctors' affair"], врачи-вредители [vrachi-vreditely, "doctors-saboteurs"], or врачи-убийцы [vrachi-ubiytsy "doctors-killers"]) is considered to...
Doctors' plot - Wikipedia
Stalin's antisemitism
Though communist leaders including Joseph Stalin publicly denounced antisemitism, instances of antisemitism on Stalin's part have been witnessed by contemporaries and documented by historical sources....
Anna Akhsharumova
Anna Akhsharumova (Russian: Анна Марковна Ахшарумова; born 9 January 1957, Moscow) is a Woman Grandmaster of chess. She is the wife of chess grandmaster Boris Gulko. Akhsharumova and her husband b...
Boris Gulko
Boris Franzevich Gulko (Russian: Борис Францевич Гулько; [bɐˈrʲis ɡʊlʲˈko]; born February 9, 1947) is a Russian-American International Grandmaster in chess.As of May 2010, his Elo rating was 2535,...
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Alexander Lerner
Alexander Yakovlevich Lerner (7 September 1913, Vinnytsia – 6 April 2004, Rehovot) (Russian: Александр Яковлевич Лернер), scientist and Soviet refusenik.
Alexander Lerner was born to a Jewish ...
Great Purge
The Great Purge was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which occurred from 1936 to 1940. It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repressio...
Great Purge - Wikipedia
Eliyahu Essas
Rabbi Eliyahu Essas (Russian: Илья Эссас; born 1946) is a former leader of Soviet Jewry and one of the founders of Baal Teshuva movement in the Soviet Union. He lives in Jerusalem, Israel.
In 1973...
Pinsk massacre
The Pinsk massacre was the mass execution of thirty-five Jewish residents of Pinsk on April 5, 1919 by the Polish Army. The event occurred during the opening stages of the Polish-Soviet War, after the...
Pinsk massacre - Wikipedia
Sergei Trishatny
Sergei Iosifovich Trishatny (19 March [O.S. 7] 1865 — after April 21, 1920) was an elder brother of Alexander Trishatny, with whom he worked in the supreme bodies of the Union of the...
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, named after the Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and the German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, officially the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany ...
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Stalin and antisemitism
Though communist leaders including Joseph Stalin publicly denounced antisemitism, instances of antisemitism on Stalin's part have been witnessed by contemporaries and documented by historical sources....
Person of Jewish ethnicity
Person of Jewish ethnicity (Russian: Лицо еврейской национальности) is а Russian euphemism for Jews. Several officially sanctioned antisemitic campaigns took place in the Soviet Union, most notabl...
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Galveston Movement
The Galveston Movement, also known as the Galveston Plan, was one immigration assistance program operated by several Jewish organizations between 1907 and 1914. The program worked to divert Jewish imm...
Night of the Murdered Poets
The Night of the Murdered Poets (Russian: Дело Еврейского антифашистского комитета, Delo Yevreyskogo antifashistskogo komiteta "Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee case"; Yiddish: הרוגי מלכות פונעם ...
Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli conflict
The Soviet Union played a significant role in the Arab-Israeli conflict as the conflict was a major part of the Cold War. For related developments after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, se...
Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli conflict - Wikipedia
Konstantin Kasimovsky
Konstantin Rodionovich Kasimovsky (Russian: Константин Родионович Касимовский, born May 26, 1974, in Moscow) is a leading Russian neo-Nazi. Formerly a leading member of Pamyat, he has led two part...
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee
The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC, Russian: Еврейский антифашистский комитет Yevreysky antifashistsky komitet, ЕАК) was initiated by the Jewish Bund leaders Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter. Up...
Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee - Wikipedia
Eugene Levich

Dr. Levich was born in 1948 in Moscow. He obtained M.Sc. in Physics in 1968, from Moscow State University and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics in 1970...