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Putin: Jewish centre could host disputed books

Putin: Jewish centre could host disputed books

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia could allow a Jewish museum in Moscow to display the disputed book collection of a 19th century Russian rabbi but would not allow the books to leave the country.

An American court recently ordered Russia to hand over the Schneerson collection of books to the New York-based Chabad chassidic group.

Speaking at the newly-inaugurated Jewish Tolerance Centre in Moscow, Putin said that handing over the books would open “a Pandora’s Box” of other claims against properties nationalised by the Soviet Union in the 20th century.

He suggested however that the Tolerance Centre could display the books which, he said, “would benefit people drawn to these cultural values in the first place.”

Click here to read the full article in Voice of Russia

Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

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Russian teen investigated after glorifying Nazis on social media

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A 16-year-old Russian boy faces serious legal hot water after allegedly writing a post online in support of the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland. The teen could face up to three years in prison if found guilty.

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