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Do you have proof? He has gone on the record multiple times denying any Jewish roots whatsoever.
It's pretty unlikely he has any recent Jewish roots. He is a victim of anti-Semitic stereotypes, because he supposedly "looks like a Jew." It's to his credit that he has dodged the question for a long time, not wanting to lend any credibility to anti-Semites, but if even the chief rabbi of Ukraine says he isn't a Jew, then he probably isn't.
Of course, the rabbi wouldn't say he is a Jew. He is a practicing Orthodox Christian.
But is there any proof of his being Jewish? Beyond anti-Semitic smears based purely on the fact he wears glasses?
Here, the vice-president of the Ukrainian Jewish Community says Yatsenyuk is not a Jew. And you know as well as I do that in that neck of the woods the word "evrei" means ethnically Jewish, not necessarily religiously.http://www.pravda.com.ua/ukr/articles/2009/03/24/3827698/
Reported in The Guardian, Oxford Analytica, etc. Could they be picking up rumors? Possible. And, supposedly, a book was published:http://www.istmira.com/knigrazlichnyetemy/11/Znamenityie-evrei-Ukrainyi.html
Here is a full disclosure of the entire issue.http://mishmar.info/antisemitizm-na-viborax-prezidenta-ukraini.html
That book is purely BS. It's no par with including Vladimir Myshkin on the list of famous Jewish athletes.
You had me at "Myshkin". Fixed, pending further evidence. Still don't know why respected publications not check this, but whatever.
Let the Crimea be independent. Or let it join Russia. No crocodile tears for the Ukrainians, most of them a bunch of Anti-Semites who willingly helped the Nazis murder Jews during WW II. Times have not changed much.../Zeev (Sweden)
Did you redo the profile? If so why? I think in the last profile you said in the last line: Why can't Russia just let things be... Now you take it back and erase it for the Ukraine and Russia deserve each other?!? You Jews really don't like European countries do you?
Why such a low K rating? You used to give K2 to either those who are assholes or dorks.
Interesting analyis at the Forward: http://forward.com/articles/194212/why-vladimir-putin-will-keep-playing-jewish-card-i
Regarding some unambiguously Jewish Ukrainian politicians: Eduard Gurwits was mayor of Odessa (1994-98 & 2005-10), Mikhail Dobkin was mayor of Kharkiv (2006-10), Yukhym Zvyahilsky was mayor of Donetsk (1992-93) and acting Prime Minister (1993-94), and Volodymyr Groysman is a current Vice Prime Minister (2014-). Kyiv's also had a Jewish mayor, Yan Gamarnik, but was that in the Soviet 20s so is probably best forgotten...
Just one more thing in regards to Putin. Whilst he may not be Jewish. He may have Jewish ancestry, I've read that his Mother was Jewish before she converted to Russian Orthodoxy. True or not? Please reply. Thank-you.