|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
LOOK FROM ASIDE
In Brief ...
The world is again shocked and indignant. A painful drama instead of the musical "Nord Ost" ran high on the stage of Moscow theatrical center in Dubrovka. Peaceful and innocent people were taken hostages by terrorists. A score of bloody victims was opened the first day. There also were victims during the operation of the hostages' release carried out by Russian Spetsnaz. The majority of people were saved and terrorists were liquidated. The world breathed with relief.
We, "Russian Israelis", glued our eyes to TV screens during the Moscow tragedy. It was not only because we are connected with Russia through our memory of that life, our friends who still live there. There was an old sense of deja-vu that sent shiver down our spine. We have seen all of it many times. Palestinian kamikaze pose in the same way before a TV camera and then blow themselves up at a children's disco or at a Jewish wedding. Arabian kamikaze women look the same, their shawls up to the eye-brows and plastids stuffed with iron cuttings round their waists.
STER YELISAVETSKY, SERGEY KOKIN
Time flies rapidly in the epoch of world global changes. The recent present is now perceived as a remote past. The subject of Soviet repressions in the 1930's is just a textbook example, there is no acute perception of it, which was so characteristic of the late 1980's. Meanwhile, it has its undercurrent and reefs like any historical event.