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September 24, 2016 / 21 Elul, 5776
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Putin Perpetuates Antisemitic Lie of First Soviet ‘Mostly Jewish’

He said the politicians on the predominantly Jewish Soviet government 'were guided by false ideological considerations and supported the arrest and repression of Jews.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin with friends.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with friends.
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90

There were many Jews who believed in the Bolshevik revolution until it was way too late to run away, and many of them were involved in despicable persecution of Jews. But to blame the Bolshevik takeover of Russia on the Jews is a blood libel, pure and simple.

And that’s a lot of Jewish blood Putin was libeling.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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