The Role of Politics in Contemporary Russian Antisemitism

By Betsy Gidwitz

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), September 15, 1999

The author discusses the sources, level, and nature of antisemitism in contemporary Russia. She places antisemitism in political and economic context, examining its forms across the political spectrum, and the various responses and non-responses of the government. The author further outlines the development of the super-rich "oligarch" class, and explains why the fact that many of these are Jews can be rooted in Soviet history.

Topic: Former Soviet Union (FSU), Soviet Jewry, Community Relations, Security

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints

Volume/Issue: 414

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gidwitz, Betsy. The Role of Politics in Contemporary Russian Antisemitism. Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 15 September 1999: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2220


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