Moscow on the Yarkon: Russian Salon Swings Open Its Gates

After revisiting their own roots, three Tel Aviv women have just launched what they describe as a cultural salon, featuring literary events, delicacies and cocktails in the best Russian tradition.

It took actor Neta Riskin slightly more than a third of a century to come to terms with her parents’ and her own family roots in Russia. When she did, she was able to immerse herself in the fictional character of Natalia Gordin, a successful businesswoman who immigrated to Israel as a girl and was a spy for Russian intelligence – the role Riskin played in the Israeli television...