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Vandalism Probed

MOSCOW () -- Russia's prosecutor-general's office launched a criminal investigation into the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in the Volga River city of Saratov, Jewish activists said Thursday.

The Russian Jewish Congress said 16 gravestones were smashed on Nov. 23 at the cemetery, which was also the target of vandalism last summer, Interfax said.

There was no immediate comment from the prosecutor's office.