Organized crime figure and former head of the Jewish community in Russia, Vladimir Gusinsky
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In a nation where millions of Russian children are malnourished and cannot receive adequate medical care, Mironov says it is tantamount to murder of these children to permit this gigantic, ongoing theft of Russia’s natural resources which could be used to alleviate the suffering of millions.
Apr. 3, 2005 17:30 | Updated Apr. 3, 2005 19:52
Mass call to outlaw Jewish groups
Over 5,000 known public activists and members of the clergy in Russia have sent a petition to the state prosecutor’s office in which they demand to outlaw Jewish groups.In the petition, the signatories use quotes from Kitzur Shulhan Aruch, which they argue prove their claim that Judaism is a fanatic and racist religion that hates gentiles.Among those who signed the letter, according to Army Radio, are ex-generals, artists and the former world champion in chess.Israel’s Ambassador to Russia, Arkadi Milman, called the new affair severe and said that Israel will contact Russian authorities in an attempt to prosecute those responsible for the petition.The recent anti-Semitic petition comes two months after about 20 members of the lower Russian parliament house, the State Duma, asked Prosecutor- General Vladimir Ustinov to investigate their claims that Jews are fomenting ethnic hatred and provoking anti-Semitism.Arguing that Jews were to blame for anti-Semitism, the authors of the letter demanded that Jewish groups be outlawed, based on legislation against extremism and fomenting ethnic discord…Russia’s chief rabbi, Berel Lazar, said the lawmakers were either insane or ‘quite sane but limitlessly cynical’ and were hoping to win support ‘by playing the anti-Semitic card.’ …Echoing anti-Semitic tracts of the Czarist era, the letter’s authors accuse Jews of working against the interests of the countries where they live and of monopolizing power worldwide. They say the United States ‘has become an instrument for achieving the global aims of Judaism.’‘It is possible to say that the entire democratic world today is under the monetary and political control of international Judaism, which high-profile bankers are openly proud of,’ the letter says.Along with outlawing Jewish organizations, the lawmakers called for the prosecution of ‘individuals responsible for providing these groups with state and municipal property, privileges and state financing.’
Sunday, April 03, 2005
By Haaretz Service
Sun., April 03, 2005 Adar2 23, 5765
Russophobia in action.
Representatives of Russian society demand from the Procurator General of the
Dear Mr. Procurator General:
On 18 December 2003 the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir V. Putin, brought up the following statistics in the course of a televised address: in 1999 there were four convictions under article 282 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code on inciting inter-ethnic hatred. In 2000 there were 10. And in 2003 “more than 60 criminal investigations were made into cases of inciting inter-ethnic discord. Of these, 20 cases went to court and guilty verdicts were handed down in 17-20 cases.” (President’s live television dialogue with the Russian people, 18 December 2003, excerpts available at: http://president.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2003/12/18/1200_57480.shtml).
In comparison with the statements of the accused Russian patriots, much more aggressive statements by Jews regarding non-Jews are printed in Jewish newspapers published in the Russian Federation. For example, in the organ of the Russian Jewish Congress, ‘Yevreyskie novosti’ (2002, No. 16, page 9) the Knesset deputy A. Lieberman called for the forcible expulsion of the Palestinians from Israel. Accordingly the Palestinians – in violation of UN Security Council resolutions! – are not only thrown out of their homeland (4 million refugees), but their activists are murdered along with their families. Thus does the Shulkhan Arukh show up in the state policy of Israel.
And the Jews of the Russian Federation support it. The Russian Jewish Congress states that one of its aims is “to conduct actions of solidarity with the people of Israel, carrying out political lobbying for the interests of Israel” (Yevreyskie novosti, 2002 No. 15, p. 5). The same goal is also pursued by the state Institute for the Study of Israel and the Near East, the leader of which, Yevgeny Satanovsky, simultaneously headed the Russian Jewish Congress.
Jewish communities all over the world carry out similar “political lobbying” for the interests of international Jewry to the detriment of the interests of the countries in which they live, and particularly in the USA. That state has become an instrument for the attainment of the global aims of Jewry. And they try to mask the racism of their Shulkhan Arukh by slapping the charge of anti-Semitism (i.e., allegedly racial hatred) on all those who do not agree with their morality, their activities, their wars.
But such a reversal of concepts is a crude forgery, as should be clear to any impartial judge. One can say that the whole democratic world today has fallen under the financial and political control of international Jewry, of which eminent bankers (Jacques Attali and others) are openly proud. And we do not see it as desirable that our Russia, against whose revival a permanent preventive war without rules is being conducted, should wind up among such unfree countries.
Therefore we, both in order to protect our fatherland and for personal self-defense, are forced to turn to you, Mr. Procurator General, with the imperative request that within the shortest period you verify the scandalous facts presented above and, if they are confirmed, on the basis of the corresponding articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation’s Law “on opposing extremist activity” (2002) and article 13 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation (“the creation and activity of public associations, the aim of which is directed towards kindling social, racial, national, and religious discord are prohibited”) to officially institute proceedings for the prohibition in our country of all religious and national Jewish associations as extremist.
We also request that persons responsible for assigning to these associations state and municipal property, privileges, and state financing, be called to account, regardless of the posts they occupy.
V. M. Klykov, people’s artist of Russia,
A. N. Krutov, Deputy to the State Duma, editor in chief of the magazine Russkiy Dom,
A. A. Senin, editor in chief of Russkiy vestnik,
M. V. Nazarov, publications chief of Russkaya ideya,
K. Yu. Dushenov, editor in chief of the newspaper Rus’ pravoslavnaya,
V. V. Khatyushin, deputy editor in chief of Molodaya gvardia,
A.V. Dzikovitsky, editor in chief of the newspaper Kazachiy vzglyad,
T. G. Basova, editor in chief of the newspaper Marsh Slavyanki,
V. F. Kalent’ev, editor in chief of the newspaper Otchizna,
And others (in all more than 500 signatories, among them 19 deputies to the State Duma).
FROM THE EDITORIAL STAFF:
This letter was drawn up by the Moscow representatives of Orthodox-Patriotic Association and is open for signing by all Russian patriots. (We in “Rus’ Pravoslavnaya” only gave to it a title and broke it into sections subtitles). Signatures on the circular are being collected by Vladimir Nikolayevich Krygin. Tel. (095) 355-00-85 (Moscow).
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Anti-Semitism in Russia:
Some 5,000 Christian Orthodox activists in Russia have signed a petition that calls for outlawing Jewish organizations in the country.
The petition calls for a ban on Jewish groups and argues that Jewish literature, such as the book Shulchan Aruch (a repository of Jewish Law written originally by Rabbi Yosef Karo in the 1560's,) foments religious hatred.
Among those who signed the petition are several prominent Russian public figures, such as former Chess World Champion Boris Spassky, author Vasily Belov, and mathematician Igor Shafarevich.
Russian Parliament Member Alexander Krutov told the Moscow Times "the public raises such questions (regarding the banning of Jewish organizations), and they should be discussed."
He said those who signed the petition are members of a religious Orthodox group.
In January some 500 Russians, among them 20 members of the State Duma (the lower house of parliament,) presented a similar letter to the Prosecutor's Office. The letter said Jewish organizations were "anti-Christian and inhumane, and their customs go as far as ceremonial murder."
Shalom to discuss issue with Putin
Boris Gorin of the Jewish Communities Federation of Russia told Interfax an official investigation should be launched against those who express blatant anti-Semitism.
Regarding Boris Spassky, he said "people who have achieved success in life and hold certain status in society must understand they are putting their name to shame when they sign such petitions."
Israeli Foreign Ministry official Nimrod Barkan said "we are very concerned about the events that are taking place in Russia."
"The situation in Russia is the best it has been in recent years as far as anti-Semitism is concerned, but it is still worrying," he said. "What is particularly troubling is that the Russian authorities are not doing all they can to launch a vigorous campaign against anti-Semitic activity."
Barkan added that in 2004 some 155 anti-Semitic incidents occurred in Russia, compared to 83 in 2003.
"There are only 300,000 Jews in Russia; this is a small minority numerically speaking, but they hold a mythical role in the Russian perception," he said. Barkan said Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom will discuss the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is scheduled to visit Israel at the end of the month.