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Natan Sharansky’s legendary story of Jewish resistance

He sought passage to Israel and he paid the price: nine years of hard labor in a Soviet prison. What does Sharansky now think about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky attends a meeting in the Knesset of the lobby for strengthening ties with the Jewish world, June 27, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Then-chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky attends a meeting in the Knesset , June 27, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

He sought passage to Israel and he paid the price: nine years of hard labor in a Soviet prison. But the gulag only hardened his resolve. Hear Natan Sharansky’s legendary story of Jewish resistance and his take on Russia’s war against Ukraine. Listen here:

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