Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Yekaterinburg police investigate shots fired at synagogue

Yekaterinburg police are currently investigating a shooting at a city synagogue on Wednesday--no one was injured, though some windows were broken.

Michael Oshtrakh, the chairman of the Sverdlovsk Regional Society of Jewish Culture Hatikva, said Yekaterinburg, which is Russia's fourth largest city, has a Jewish population of approximately 6,500, JTA reports.

In March, a Jewish community center in the central Russian city of Perm sustained damage in what police said may have been part of an anti-Semetic hate crime.