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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Man Charged as Racist




MOSCOW -- A Russian man has been charged with making an anti-Semitic speech in front of a burning synagogue after a bomb explosion at the temple last spring, officials said Friday.


The May 13 blast at the Mariina Roshcha Orthodox synagogue in Moscow took place shortly after 70 children and their teachers left a holiday celebration.


The explosion also shattered windows and caused a wall to partially collapse.


Russian television later aired footage in which a masked man read a speech full of anti-Semitic slurs as he stood near the burning synagogue, Itar-Tass said.