Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jews take control of Russian cemetery

St. Petersburg has handed over control of the city's largest Jewish cemetery to local Jewish community leaders. Dom Omoveniya, a synagogue-stylestructure, and the surrounding cemetery will be restored over the next two to three years.

The cemetery had remained in a state of disrepair for eight years before city officials approached the Jewish community. (JTA)

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