Tag Archives: Dmitry Medvedev

Russia: No. 1 source Israeli tourists.

In April 2010, Russia overtook the United States to become the biggest source of tourists to Israel. Like Americans visiting Israel, Russians no longer need to have a visa. More than half a million Russian are likely to visit Israel … Continue reading

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Russian President visits Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland.

Dimitry Medvedev, the president of Russia, has come to Birobidzhan, the only Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland outside of Brooklyn. Asked at the local airport why he had come to the Jewish Autonomous Republic, he said, ” If you only knew how … Continue reading

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