Source: The Washington Post
MOSCOW — When hundreds of Jewish delegates from around the world convened in the Russian capital this week, their Russian hosts had prepared an item of good news they wished to deliver.
Anti-Semitism in Russia had fallen to a record low. Compared to East European countries, Russia, once the land of state-sponsored persecution, now came last.
But in the wake of the synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Moscow conference aimed at combating anti-Semitism, xenophobia and racism suddenly became a lot more timely.