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Jew vs. Jew: How Putin's Ukraine War Has Torn Apart the Russian-speaking Jewish World

Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has radically ruptured the millions-strong Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora — our own families and friends included. Is the ex-Soviet Jewish world now broken for good?

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a blitzkrieg invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, 2022, has severed Russia from the rest of the world. Russia is now a pariah state, with Putin's unprovoked war and his army’s war crimes stirring up anti-Russian sentiment the world over – which is more than ironic, given the Kremlin’s frequent allegations of an organized campaign of "Russophobia" against it. The invasion has also caused turmoil within Russia and in Russian-speaking diasporas around the globe.

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