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Kalinin, Tver', Twer. 56°52' N 35°53' E, 101.5 miles NW of Moskva

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  • 2008: "Tver, Russia - Some tombstones in a Jewish cemetery were smashed this Yom Kippur by anonymous persons in the town of Tver, close to Moscow.  The local police launched an investigation following the appalling incident, but the Jewish community finds it hard to believe that the offenders would be caught.  Chaim Ben Yaakov, Head of the Jewish Agency Delegation in Moscow, said that recent weeks have seen an incline in Anti-Semitic acts. "Last weekend, windows were smashed at the Jewish Agency in Vladimir, also close to Moscow," Ben Yaakov said.  Yaakov also spoke of an Anti-Semitic flier being circulated throughout the city, adorned in swastikas and caricatures of Jews. The flier proclaims things like ‘Russia is for Russians' and ‘Russia must take its fate into its own hands'. "I don't know if the increase in incidents is a coincidence, but it may also be due to the holidays," Ben Yaakov speculated.  Tver's Jewish community doubted that real efforts were being made to catch the offenders. "The Russian government is not Anti-Semitic. The authorities denounce these incidents and claim they will do everything they can to fight them, but in the meantime, they haven't caught any of the culprits in any of the cases," Ben Yaakov said. "We, as the Jewish Agency, will increase security in those places and help in any possible way," Ben Yaakov concluded."
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