‘Alienation’ leading to a Russian exodus from Israel

By Nathan Jeffay, May 31, 2012

In the days of the USSR, many a Knesset meeting was held to discuss hopes for a mass Soviet aliyah. Last week, the Knesset turned its attentions to the challenge of how to stop many Former Soviet Union (FSU) immigrants from leaving.


Moscow next for nuclear stalemate

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 31, 2012

Talks with Iran will resume next month in Moscow as a split has emerged between the international powers engaging the Iranian regime on its nuclear development programme.


The City's status is under threat

April 4, 2012

For the past 20 years London has been the preferred place for many international companies to list their shares. There are good reasons for this.


Master and Margarita

By John Nathan, April 2, 2012

Of all Complicite's book adaptations, Bulgakov's mind-expanding novel is surely the most ambitious.


Jews backed Putin, says Russian Chief

By Heather Jacobsohn, March 8, 2012

The Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, believes that most Jews voted for Vladimir Putin in the Russian election this week.

In the wake of Sunday's vote, in which Mr Putin won his third term as President after spending the past four years as Prime Minister, Rabbi Lazar said that Mr Putin has a good record of fighting antisemitism and returning synagogues back to the community.


Oligarchs and olim: Russian Jews today

By Lawrence Joffe, March 2, 2012

Peering from behind bars, his hair shorn to prison regulation length, Mikhail Khodorkovsky maintains a quiet dignity. Once the richest man in Russia and head of the Yukos oil conglomerate, he has become Russia's most famous political prisoner and a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side.


To Russia with love as liberators are thanked

By Jessica Elgot, February 9, 2012

Anne Frank's stepsister spent Holocaust Memorial Day in Moscow, thanking Russian veterans who helped to liberate her and others from Auschwitz.

Eva Schloss, 82, spent six days in the Russian capital in temperatures as low as -15 degrees.

"I have always wanted to go to Russia to meet the army veterans," she said. "It was very emotional for me, really very special.


Israeli billionaires' diamond battle

By Jessica Elgot, December 21, 2011

Two Israeli billionaires will battle it out in a British court in May, after a judge ruled that there had been an agreement for the religious Russian-born tycoon Lev Leviev to give Arcadi Gaydamak 50 per cent of his income from diamonds in Angola.


Warning over post-Putin Russia

By Eti Shechtman, December 15, 2011

In the light of growing anti-Putin sentiment in Russia, prominent Jews in the country have warned of what might happen if the former president does not return to head the government.

"There will be again anarchy and chaos, and then antisemitism will definitely grow," said Mikhail Chlenov, general secretary of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.


IAEA report: Russia, Pakistan 'assisting Iran's nuclear plans'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 8, 2011

A report looking at Iran's nuclear plans is expected to reveal that the country has been receiving help from Russia, Pakistan and North Korea.