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Khodorkovsky’s Largely Unheard Message to the Russian Diaspora

When dissident Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky toured the U.S. this month to promote his civil society movement Open Russia, he took care to reach out to Russian emigres. “The Russian diaspora outside of Russia could – and I hope will still – play a huge role in the effective development of our own country,” said […]

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Sunday Shkola: Judaism in Translation

Sunday Shkola claims to be the first Sunday School in the U.S. to teach Judaism exclusively in Russia. When it opened in the Park East Synagogue three years ago, it had about 12 children. In just two years, it tripled its enrollment.

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Khodorkovsky in New York: Promoting a New Platform for Change in Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovksy, the former oil tycoon imprisoned for a decade under President Vladimir Putin, has returned to Russia’s political scene with renewed vigor. Over the past couple of weeks, in a series of meetings and interviews in New York and Washington, Khodorkovsky has promoted a revival of Open Russia.

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Luxury Supermarket Gourmanoff Underlines Change in Brighton Beach

With its gilded chandeliers and valet parking, the newly opened supermarket Gourmanoff is a glittering symbol of the growing income disparities in Brighton Beach.

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Brooklyn DA to Investigate Suspected Police Violence Against Pregnant Woman

The Brooklyn DA’s office will conduct an independent investigation on the officers suspected/ of slamming a pregnant woman to the ground last week in Brooklyn.

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