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Russia Closes Chirkizovsky International Market, Seen As Attack On Foreigners

(4) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 12:10 PM

In one of the most expensive cities in the world, the Chirkizovsky market was a place where the everyman could still go shopping.

Located in northeast Moscow, it was a sprawling compound of stalls, restaurants and small shops, where Chinese, Vietnamese and other immigrant vendors sold clothes, household goods and...

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Russian Jews Face Continual Challenges As Country Seeks To Be A Global Player

(4) Comments | Posted July 13, 2009 | 10:55 AM

During the Gaza war this winter, 26-year-old Olga Dukor made a couple of posters, put on her Star of David necklace and organized a group of friends on the streets of Moscow. This kind of display of Jewish pride would have been unimaginable under Communism, but nearly 20 years later,...

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