Russia’s Jewish population is at about one million, says the FJC President, Alexander Boroda.
Speaking on a Moscow radio program, he justified this figure despite a census that puts the number at around 270,000. Communism has produced generations of Russian Jews who know little if anything, about Judaism and their heritage. It is only in the last decade or so that they have begun to uncover their Jewish roots, so that the number of identifying Jews is not reflective of real numbers, he explained.
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