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Thursday, February 28, 2008

2014 Olympics: Russia To Include A Jewish Synagogue

It looks as if Russia (a country that is slowly opening up to Israel) may build a Jewish Synagogue/community center as part of its plans in hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

(Israel National News) Sochi, a city of 400,000 people, is located on the Black Sea. "We love Russia and the city in which we live, and bless the state corporation...for the accomplishment of all the tasks set forth by President Putin to continue making this the best in the history of Olympic villages," the rabbi said.

This is good news for Jews planning on attending the event, which is now easier thanks to the lack of visas required to visit the "mother land."

While Russia is not exactly known for its warmth, it may be a great opportunity for citizens of both countries to get to know each other, and perhaps root for their athletes at the same time.

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