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‘Poor Jew’ Ice Cream

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Source: rferl

Naberezhnye Chelny – The Jewish community in Russia’s Tatarstan region has expressed outrage about the name and packaging design of a new ice cream called Poor Jew.

The Slavitsa company in Tatarstan’s second-largest city, Naberezhnye Chelny, announced the new ice-cream product on February 28.

The ice cream’s wrapper features an image of Israel’s flag.

Leonid Shteinberg, a leader of the Jewish community in Naberezhnye Chelny, has demanded that production and sale of the ice cream be halted on grounds that it is “racist.”

The city prosecutor’s office says it has launched a preliminary investigation into the complaints.