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Russia: Putin calls on European Jews to move to Russia02:32

Russia: Putin calls on European Jews to move to Russia

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 19, 2016 at 19:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Jews to come to Russia after listening to the President of the European Jewish Congress Vyacheslav Kantor complain about attacks against Jews in Europe, during a meeting with the European Jewish Congress in Moscow, Tuesday.

After Kantor complained of the treatment of Jews in Europe, Putin replied "Let them [Jews] come to us then," adding that "during the Soviet period they were leaving the country and now they should return."

The Russian leader also called the European Jewish Congress "a natural ally of Russia in the fight against xenophobia, anti-Semitism and the various manifestations of extreme views."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Jews to come to Russia after listening to the President of the European Jewish Congress Vyacheslav Kantor complain about attacks against Jews in Europe, during a meeting with the European Jewish Congress in Moscow, Tuesday.

After Kantor complained of the treatment of Jews in Europe, Putin replied "Let them [Jews] come to us then," adding that "during the Soviet period they were leaving the country and now they should return."

The Russian leader also called the European Jewish Congress "a natural ally of Russia in the fight against xenophobia, anti-Semitism and the various manifestations of extreme views."

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