History of The Jews in Russia

History Of The Jews In Russia

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The vast territories of the Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world. Within these territories the Jewish community flourished and developed many of modern Judaism's most distinctive theological and cultural traditions, while also facing periods of antisemitic discriminatory policies and persecutions. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, many Soviet Jews took the opportunity of liberalized emigration policies, with over half their population leaving, most for Israel, the United States, Germany, Canada and Australia. Despite this emigration, the Jews residing in Russia and the nations of the former Soviet Union still constitute one of the largest Jewish populations in Europe.

Read more about History Of The Jews In Russia:  Early History, Russian Empire, Mass Emigration, Jewish Members of The Duma, Jews in The Revolutionary Movement, Soviet Union Before World War II, The Holocaust, Stalinist Antisemitic Campaigns, The Soviet Union and Zionism, Emigration To Israel, Russia Today, Historical Statistics

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