President of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress Vadim Rabinovich sent his greetings to the new President of the Russian Jewish Congress who was elected yesterday.
As reported, yesterday late afternoon at the meeting of the RJC Presidium, Viatcheslav (Moshe) Kantor was elected President of this largest Jewish organization in Russia . In his letter of greeting the head of the World Jewish Congress emphasized Mr. Kantor’s tremendous contribution to reviving Jewish life and preserving the memory of Holocaust, and expressed his confidence in beneficial cooperation of the Jewish communities of both countries.
Viatcheslav (Moshe) Kantor was born in Moscow in September 1953. In 1976, he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) as system engineer and was engaged in scientific research in MAI Scientific Production Association Specter. Between 1989 and 1993, he was CEO of the Russian-American company Intelmas (Intellectual Materials and Systems). In 1993, he became the head of the Novgorod JSC Acron.
Today Viatcheslav (Moshe) Kantor is one of the most respectable and well-known Russian industrialists. Along with that, he is the President of the National Institute of Corporate Reform, a non-profit organization uniting reputed politicians, businessmen and economists and aiming at providing efficient support to Russian corporations.
In 2001, Mr. Kantor founded the Museum of Avant-Garde Mastery which collection presents the works of Jewish artists who have made significant contribution to the development of the XX-century avant-garde.
Mr. Kantor takes very active part in affairs of Jewish Diaspora in Russia and Europe. With his aid the synagogues in Novgorod and Geneva were opened. Along with the activity in the European Jewish Congress he is a member of the Hillel International Board of Governors. Last year Mr. Kantor established the European Center of Jewish Culture and Education in the Tel-Aviv University. About that time the University granted doctorate degree to Mr. Kantor.
In 1998, Russian President Boris Yeltsin decorated Mr. Kantor with the People’s Friendship Order, thus rewarding him for the merits to the State and long faithful service and considerable contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation among the nations.
Jewish News (Ukraine)