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The Jewish Museum

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The Jewish Museum

I read recently of a new Jewish Museum in Moscow -- visited by Israeli dignitaries among others.

I'm thinking of heading there during some free time. It apparently shows that Russia really DOES welcome Jews. (??) Has anyone been there? Thoughts/suggestions/reaction?

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1. Re: The Jewish Museum

Russia in fact does welcome Jews. And Arabs. And everyone who comes with open mind.

Israeli passport holders do not need a visa to Russia, and vv, Americans do. Could this be a criteria? Jewish museum is not so a tourist attraction, is a story of one of the many peoples living in Russia. Welcome!

Edited: 25 July 2013, 09:25
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From a recent trip report. You may want to private message poster fo rmore info:


>>We next went to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (200 rubles) by taking the Metro to Novoslobodskaya and finding -- with some difficulty -- Tram 19. Here, as almost everywhere, people were friendly and willing to offer help, with many speaking some English. The museum appears aimed at developing tolerance in a Russian audience. The perspective it presents shows the Russian people that the Jewish people who are now forgotten played an important role in the 19th century and Communist Russia eras. For example, biographies of the manager of a tank factory and another who designed a missile engine are featured. The “refusnik” Jewish Russian dissidents who mounted protests to leave the Soviet Union are largely ignored. There was also no evidence of the legal exclusion of Jews from much of Russian society during Czarist times. Also, there is very little English description.<<

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