Anton Yelchin Discusses Antisemitism In Nylon Magazine

In the October issue of Nylon magazine, actor Anton Yelchin (best known for playing Chekhov in the JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot) talks about his family's struggle to leave Russia and the antisemitism they experienced there. His parents, Viktor and Irina, were pairs figure skaters in the 1970s and even qualified for the national Olympic team. However, they were banned from performing, possibly because they were Jewish. The Yelchin family, like many other Jewish people, left the Soviet Union in … [Read more...]