Recent attacks on synagogues in Moscow

moscow (jta) | There are five functioning synagogues in the Russian capital. Below is a list of recent attacks on them:

• Dec. 30, 1993: The old wooden building of the Marina Roscha Synagogue burned to the ground in what was considered an arson attack.

• October 1994: An explosive device disguised as a beer can was found and defused in the courtyard of the Choral Synagogue.

• August 1996: An explosive device went off outside of the Marina Roscha Synagogue. No one was injured.

• May 1998: Two people were injured when an explosive device went off near the Marina Roscha Synagogue.

• July 13, 1999: A knife-wielding youth entered the Choral Synagogue and stabbed Leopold Kaimovsky, a Jewish leader, several times.

• July 25, 1999: An explosive device was found in the prayer hall of the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue. It was successfully defused.

• April 2003: An explosive device was found and defused outside the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue.

• Jan. 11, 2006: An attacker wounded eight men on a stabbing spree through the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue.

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