Viatcheslav (Moshe) Kantor was elected a new President of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC). The elections were held yesterday late evening at the meeting of the Presidium of this public organization.
At the beginning of the meeting Kantor’s predecessor, Vladimir Slutsker, Chuvashia Senator, declared his resignation from the Congress “because of different points of view with the Presidium members on the further development of the organization”, the RJC press service said. Slutsker was proposed to become the Chairman of the RJC Board of Directors. However, his resignation from the organization is “absolute and irrevocable” and he has no intentions to consider the proposal made by the Presidium, Slutsker said today.
In the beginning of October the Bureau of the RJC Presidium recommended to dispose Slutsker. The Bureau members expressed disappointment with the fact that Slutsker practically stood apart from the Congress’s activities and blocked social and educational programmes. Then Viatcheslav (Moshe) Kantor, Chairman of the Coordinating Board of JSC Acron, was recommended as presidential nominee. He is known as a businessman, as well as a patron of art. The RJC believes that under his leadership the Congress “will be able to move to a higher level of performance”.
At the moment Kantor is the acting RJC President and soon is to be approved on this position by the convention.