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Peres opens Jewish Center in Moscow: ‘Museum tells us about Communism and Zionism’

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The latest addition to the myriad of museums in Moscow has just opened. Among the first visitors to the new Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance were Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The museum occupies over 8,500 square meters on the Moscow Bakhmetyevsky Garage which was formerly an art gallery run by socialite Dasha Zhukova.

The Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance features permanent and temporary exhibitions, conference halls, a library, a research center, a children’s center, a museum shop, and a kosher cafe. It boasts twelve pavilions with a 4D cinema located at its entrance.

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Posted by on November 9, 2012. Filed under Culture and Traditions,Education,Europe,Jewish Faith,Russia. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to Peres opens Jewish Center in Moscow: ‘Museum tells us about Communism and Zionism’

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    November 9, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Well, after all most of the early communists were Jewish. Naturally they should have a prominent place in Moscow.