Putin refuses to return Jewish manuscripts to the US

Russian President Vladimir Putin has refused to return a collection of Jewish books and manuscripts to the US, where they are being sought by the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic group.
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An ongoing dispute over a selection of Jewish manuscripts known as the Schneerson Collection continues to rage after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would not allow the collection to be handed over to the US.

The Brooklyn-based Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic group has asked for the manuscripts repeatedly, following a 2010 court ruling which found that the collection belonged to the group. Last month, the US Supreme Court further stipulated that Russia should pay US $50,000 dollars a day until the collection is returned.

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