Tagged Russian annexation

In Crimea, a Karaite community carries on, and welcomes Russia

A Karaite house of worship in Yevpatoria in Crimea. (Leonid Dzhepko/Via Wikimedia Commons)

(JTA) — Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the strategically critical peninsula that dangles from Ukraine into the Black Sea, has drawn international condemnation. But for the leader of the All-Ukrainian Organization of Crimean Karaites — a group with an unusual heritage that draws from Jewish traditions — joining Russia is… Read more »