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Anti-Semitic riot in Russia’s Dagestan leaves some local Jews shaken

A general view of a street in the ancient city of Derbent on the Caspian Sea coast in the Caucasus region of Dagestan, Russia, on 2nd November, 2023

Derbent, Russia Reuters There were few visitors to Derbent’s sprawling Jewish cemetery in Russian’s Muslim-majority Dagestan region on Thursday, but some of those laying flowers on relatives’ graves said an anti-Semitic riot four days earlier had left them feeling unsettled. “Such things upset us a lot,” said Zoya Solomonova, who now lives in St Petersburg […]

Putin blames the West, Ukraine after mob storms Russian airport to “catch” Jews

People walk as Pro-Palestinian protesters storm an airport building, in Makhachkala, Russia, on 29th October, 2023

Reuters President Vladimir Putin accused the West and Ukraine of stirring up unrest inside Russia after rioters in the predominantly Muslim Dagestan region stormed an airport to “catch” Jewish passengers on a flight from Tel Aviv. The United States condemned the events, which a State Department spokesperson said had “looked like a pogrom.” People walk […]

Dagestan church attacker linked to militant group, as unlikely hero emerges

World Watch Monitor Three people have been arrested in connection with the gun attack at a Russian Orthodox Church in Kizlyar, Dagestan, on 18th February, in which five people died and five others were injured. One of those arrested, Magometrasul Gadjiev, 19, studied at the same Muslim spiritual seminary as the attacker, Khalil Khalilov, Russian TV […]

Five women killed in church attack in Russian republic of Dagestan

Five women have reportedly been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church service in the Russian republic of Dagestan. The BBC reports that five others – including a police officer and a national guardsman – were injured in the attack. It took place as people were leaving an evening church service in the […]