How many Israelis immigrated to The Soviet union?

JoanOfArc007

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Throughout the existence of the Soviet union as well as Israel how many Israelis emigrated to the Soviet union and what are their stories?

How many Israelis travel to the Soviet union for better work opportunities?

Also how many Israelis who initially immigrated to Israel from the Soviet union after 1948 ended up traveling back to the Soviet union? One could imagine various Russian Jews going to Israel because they thought were going to a more socialist or communist country but Once in Israel missed the Soviet times
 

JoanOfArc007

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Russia today has one of the worlds largest Jewish Populations. Every day Israelis travel to and from Russia and vs versa. The Soviet Union was one of Israels earliest allies, there would have been an exchange of ideas between the countries and travel, what are the stories of Israelis that for w/e reason immigrated to the USSR?

Already known are the Israelis whom immigrated from the USSR to Israel post 1948. But not all Jewish people wanted to live in Israel after its creation in 1948. What are the stories of the Jewish people that initially immigrated to Israel from anywhere including the USSR, but then went on to the USSR?

At least half a million Soviet Jewish men and women fought for the USSR against the Reich in the WW2 era... some rising to prestigious positions in the USSR....some of these folks went on to live in Israel but what of those that ended up coming back to the USSR? Or perhaps nm the military, what of Soviet Jews that went to Israel in 1948 but perhaps said hey I dont like it here, and went back to the USSR in a few months time what is their story?
 
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Do those percentages refer to the proportion of Jews in the overall population? As I understand it, Russia still has a significantly larger population than most European countries. So the number of Jews there may be larger than the number of Jews in separate individual European countries.
 
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Many of the citizens of the Soviet Union that claimed to be Jewish were not following the religion. After the Soviet Union allowed people to leave, many of the people claiming to be Jewish went to Israel and then they moved onto the US. I have not heard of any of these people going back to Russia.

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Chlodio

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Of all the countries in the world that have a Jewish population, Russia, especially if you include the Former Soviet Union countries, is easily in the top five.

Jews have been in Russia for over a thousand years. In the 20th century (also including the late 19th century), the direction of migration has been away from Russia to places like the US and Israel.
 

aggienation

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Do those percentages refer to the proportion of Jews in the overall population? As I understand it, Russia still has a significantly larger population than most European countries. So the number of Jews there may be larger than the number of Jews in separate individual European countries.
Percentage based on total number identifying as Jewish.

Most European countries have smaller populations than New York City.

Claiming "Russia today has one of the worlds largest Jewish Populations" is blatantly false. Roughly 80% of them live in two countries that's aren't Russia.
 
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Frank81

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No idea there existed a flow INTO the USSR. On the opposite, migrations of Jewish people existed inside the Soviet Union, or moving out of it in great numbers
 
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JoanOfArc007

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Russia has one of the worlds largest Jewish populations today.


After the fall of the Soviet Union a # of Jewish Soviets immigrated to Israel, one wonders what was there story?
 
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