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In this photo made Thursday, April 18, 2013, Soviet Jewish World War Two veteran Nahum Matovich, 87, poses for a portrait at his house in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. Mativich was an air force bomber pilot on Ilyushin Il-4 bomber in the Soviet 18th Air Army and fought in Japan and Korea. He immigrated to Israel from Kishinev, today's Moldova, in 1994. About 500,000 Soviet Jews served in the Red Army during World War Two, and the majority of those still alive today live in Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)