Tuesday, February 19, 2013 2:21 pm
Putin: Archive could go to Jewish museum
The Associated Press
A U.S. judge in January ordered that Russia be fined $50,000 a day until it turns over the so-called Schneerson Collection to Chabad Lubavitch, a Hasidic movement within Orthodox Judaism headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Russia claims the collection is state property. Putin on Tuesday criticized the ruling, saying "discussion of this problem has taken on elements of confrontation," Russian news agencies reported. The collection is now held at the state library and military archives.
Putin said he would consider ordering the collection be placed at the Jewish museum, which opened last year.