Russia Declares Former Moscow Chief Rabbi a ‘Foreign Agent’

‘We’re seeing rising antisemitism while Russia is going back to a new kind of Soviet Union, and step by step the iron curtain is coming down again. This is why I believe the best option for Russian Jews is to leave,’ Rabbi Goldschmidt told The Guardian in 2022

Russia has designated Pinchas Goldschmidt, the former chief rabbi of Moscow, as a “foreign agent,” according to the Russia Ministry of Justice department website. The ministry’s statement accuses Goldschmidt of disseminating “false information about the decisions made by public authorities of the Russian Federation and their policies,” as well as expressing opposition to the war in Ukraine.

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