Jeremy Last of the European Jewish Press reports:

MOSCOW (EJP)— Former Israeli housing minister and Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky has denied the existence of a “serious problem of anti-Semitism” in Russia, despite recent evidence the contrary.
Speaking during a visit to Moscow last week, Sharansky acknowledge that there a policy of anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union which was linked to the state’s opposition to Israel.
“But now, there is no such thing,” he said in comments published on the website of the Lubavitch-run Federation of Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union.

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