NCSEJ Denounces Anti-Semitic Comments Made by Russian Parliamentarian
WASHINGTON, D.C.  January 25, 2017
FROM:  Mark B. Levin, CEO

 Daniel Rubin, Chairman

 Alexander Smukler, President

In response to recent anti-Semitic statements by Russian State Duma Deputy Speaker Pytor Tolstoy, NCSEJ has expressed its outrage at the insulting and unacceptable remarks in a letter to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

NCSEJ has also been in contact with Jewish leadership in Moscow and expressed our support for their condemnation of the remarks. We are in contact with the U.S. Department of State, and will keep you informed of developments on this issue.


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Founded in 1971, NCSEJ represents the organized American Jewish community in monitoring and advocating on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million Jews in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including the 15 successor states of the former Soviet Union.