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For the First Time Ever, Moscow Museum Puts Lenin’s Jewish Roots...

MOSCOW (AP).- For the first time ever, ordinary Russians can now see documents that appear to confirm long-standing rumors that Vladimir Lenin had Jewish heritage. In a country long plagued by anti-Semitism, such heritage can be a significant taint, es...

For the First Time Ever, Moscow Museum Puts Lenin’s Jewish Roots...

MOSCOW (AP).- For the first time ever, ordinary Russians can now see documents that appear to confirm long-standing rumors that Vladimir Lenin had Jewish heritage. In a country long plagued by anti-Semitism, such heritage can be a significant taint, es...

Auction of Communist Art Helps Red Sludge Victims

BUDAPEST (AP).- An auction of relics and artworks from Hungary's communist era was held Monday to raise funds for the victims of October's flood of toxic red sludge that killed 10 people and left hundreds injured and homeless. The sale at the Pinter Ga...

Hungary to Sell Communist Relics to Benefit the Victims of Last...

BUDAPEST (AP).- Hungary will auction off 230 communist-era relics, including a life-size bust of former Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin, to benefit the victims of last month's red sludge flood. The objects, which also include paintings in the Socialist ...

Russian Curators Convicted Today of Inciting Religious Hatred, but Not Imprisoned

MOSCOW (AP).- Two Russian curators who angered the Russian Orthodox Church with an exhibition that included images of Jesus Christ portrayed as Mickey Mouse and Vladimir Lenin were convicted Monday of inciting religious hatred and fined, but escaped pr...

Russian Curators Convicted Today of Inciting Religious Hatred

MOSCOW (AP).- Two Russian curators who angered the Russian Orthodox Church with an exhibition that included images of Jesus Christ portrayed as Mickey Mouse and Vladimir Lenin were convicted Monday of inciting religious hatred and fined, b...

Moscow Curators Face 3 Years in Prison for 2007 Exhibition

MOSCOW (AP).- One painting depicted Jesus Christ as Mickey Mouse, another as Vladimir Lenin. The 2007 exhibit was part of an effort to fight censorship of the arts, but the Russian Orthodox Church was horrified. Now, after a 14-month trial, the two pro...

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