Back in the (Former) USSR

The amazing story of how, in the 20 years since its revered Rebbe's death, Chabad has made a comeback in Russia, joining forces with the Kremlin and becoming the most influential Jewish organization in the country.

Three months ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin gathered the high and mighty of the land for a ceremonial proclamation of the “return” of the Crimean Peninsula to sovereign Russian territory, in the wake of the military invasion of neighboring Ukraine, to a chorus of protest from the international community.