Russia / 15-04-2004

Russia – Desecration of the Jewish Cemetery in Kaluga


Police in the town of Kaluga arrested three young thugs in connection with the desecration of the Jewish cemetery there. According to the local police, 18 gravestones were smashed, including some that were 90 years old. The police believe that these thugs belong to an unknown youth organization. The charge brought, in keeping with Russian law, was "attacking [human] remains and their burial places by a group of people.