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Knesset Speaker, once a prisoner in Siberia, addresses Russian Parliament

Thirty years after his release from Soviet camps, where he was subjected to forced labour as punishment for clandestine Zionist activity, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Wednesday became the first Israeli politician to address Russia’s upper chamber of parliament, in a triumphant turnaround for the one-time “Prisoner of Zion.” “Even in my best dreams, I didn’t believe I...